The project Architecture of Intelligent Eco Power Sensor Networks for Environmental Management which was implemented by the collaboration of three research institutions (Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication and Knowledge Technologies “Athena”, Democritus University of Thrace and the National Technical University) and two companies (LINK technologies SA and 3PI Information Systems SA) has investigated the interaction of urban development with natural resources, wildlife and habitats with the technology of wireless sensor networks (WSN). Particular importance was given to the protection of hydrological infrastructure connecting natural water reservoirs (Mornos reservoir, reservoir Nipsa) water treatment plants (Athens, Alexandroupolis, respectively) for the supply of urban centers. They analyzed the conditions of WSN application technology for automatic identification of natural disasters such as mudslides, and the conditions for early warning of water treatment plants in order to make in advance appropriate actions (eg changing filters), in order to be distributed clean for consumption . Timely treatment of sudden deterioration of water quality resulting from these disasters strikes eventually avoid demand coverage problems in large urban centers. change filters) to be distributed as drinking consumption. Timely treatment of sudden deterioration of water quality resulting from these disasters strikes eventually avoid demand coverage problems in large urban centers. change filters) to be distributed as drinking consumption. Timely treatment of sudden deterioration of water quality resulting from these disasters helps to avoid demand coverage problems in large urban centers.
A second axis in which was given emphasis is that of major road projects such as the Egnatia Highroad, which penetrate physical areas that include natural habitats of wildlife, cutting the animals from their food sources and the rest of the hed thereby increasing the risk of species annihilation. The conditions of WSN application technology was analyzed for automatic, remote assessment of the effectiveness of technical passages that had been constructed for the passage of animals, as regards the extent to which they were actually used by different species and specific individuals.
Alongside, the project studied the interaction of wildlife to livestock population by exploring both the conditions for protection of livestock from wolf attacks and ways of exonerating wolves from actions that have negative effects on humans but aren’t responsible for.
The completion of the proposed research was an important step in the understanding of urban development relationship and natural resources, protection of natural resources of the environment both living (wildlife, livestock and humans) and of non-living (water), thus improving the social acceptance . A series of pilot applications were made in order to create a “typology” of environmental protection, as an innovative, intelligent network of low power consumption of sensors. integrated models as well high-level programming language were developed in order to describe and quantify the interaction of these environmental resources by reference to the protection of environmental resources and human. Reliable, low energy consumption communication methods have been developed that can exploit mobility for the physical transfer of information, saving valuable energy and limiting environmental impact.
The project was divided into the following actions:
- Determination and Requirements Analysis
- Semantic models
- ALPINE Language Programming
- ALPINE Tools
- Wildlife Pilot application
- Pilot Hydrological Infrastructure
- Results Dissemination