Environment

  • THE4BEES

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    Flag_of_Europe.svgThe4Bees focuses on behavioural changes of users in public and private buildings to reduce energy consumption. Such changes are originated by the use of innovative ICT applications developed by a transnational ecosystem.

    The project will set-up national CC Labs involving academia, decision makers and key administrations, entrepreneurship and citizens. Awareness raising and capacity building actions will prepare the ground for a Co-Creation activity aimed at the development of software applications.

    THE4BEES will involve 7 demonstration sites at national level and results will be disseminated on a transnational level.

    Partners: CSI Piemonte (leader, IT), Regione Piemonte (IT), Regione Lombardia (IT), E-Zavod (SI), KSSENA-Energy Agency for Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška region (SI), Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (AT), HES-SO Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg (CH), Association HESPUL (Rhône-Alpes) (FR), Rhônalpénergie-Environnement (FR), CSP innovazione nelle ICT (IT), CNR-IEIIT Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e delle TLC (IT), Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V. (DE), IREES – Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies (DE).

    Financial support – Amount 2.694.646 euro – ERDF Claim 2.290.446 euro

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  • IoTNet

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    CSP has developed skills and experience of all the components of the Internet of Things system: from the data source (sensors) to the storage , transmission (telecommunications and broadcasting techniques),   data validation ( based on statistics  and processing of heterogeneous data ), to  platforms for query and data visualization, to specific use of data in reference to particular user needs, to storage and management of large databanks (through distributed DB and NoSQL solutions).

    The IoTNet project aims to build a complete system, in which the data collection by distributed sensors (including webcam) is managed through acquisition platforms, autonomous and distributed, placed in strategic locations in the Piedmont area. Moreover, an access and streaming portal enables an  aggregated view of data and to access the webcam live streams.

    Download IotNet platform datasheet.

  • ResponSEAble. Protecting the Ocean

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    Supporting the development of cost-effective ocean literacy in Europe

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    ResponSeable aims at supporting the emergence of an effective and dynamic European ocean knowledge system that contributes to raising awareness on everybody’s (individual and collective, direct and indirect) responsibility and interest in a healthy and sustainable ocean.

    World Ocean covers more than 72% of the planet surface. But as citizens, local authorities, economic sectors and civil society, what do we know about the oceans, the state of their ecosystems or the services they deliver to society? Do we (individually and collectively) know enough for us to act responsibly, so the pressures on marine ecosystems are reduced and opportunities offered by the oceans duly seized?

    Objectives:

    • To contribute to the sharing of knowledge on the human-ocean relationships
    • To support the development of cost-effective initiatives and strategies on ocean literacy in Europe
    • To raise the awareness of specific target groups on their role and responsibility to achieving the sustainable development of the oceans

    Overall, contributing to changes in behavior of key stakeholders, so pressures on marine ecosystems are reduced and opportunities, offered by the ocean, duly sized.

     

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    Funding:  European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652643

    Participants: A consortium of 15 partners and 3 transatlantic contributors, coordinated by ACTeon.

    Further information: http://www.responseable.eu

  • LIMPID-Live Inducement of Multimodality by Promoting the Internet of Data

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    LIMPID aims to apply the IOT paradigm in the transport domain. In order to monitor traffic, and other parameters, it will use data derived from the public transport users and from infrastructure elements. The collected data will power a DSS enabled to monitor the state of traffic and provide decision support to the PA. An app will extract info from these data and provide forecasting and predictive values on traffic flows, use of public transport, availability of parking, useful both to users and to the PA. The collected data will merge on the regional platform Smartdatanet.

    The technological aspects will be tested in a Living Lab including vehicles, electric bikes and a UAV equipped with a videocamera.

  • Meteo2850: the Ciardoney glacier

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    Internet and advanced services in the high mountains are one of the main CSP’s research domains.
    The METEO2850 project, running at 2850 mt above s.l. at the Ciardoney Glacier in the Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso.

    Thanks  to the HPWNET experimental network broadband, the weather control stations, powered by a co-generation system, transmit daily data about the glacier environmental conditions of the. METEO2850 project provides access to meteorological data and images through a live webcam.

    Meteo2850 is part of the long-term cooperation CSP has with Nimbus, the Società Meteorologica Italiana and with IREN S.p.A.

    See the live webcam at http://nimbus.csp.it and the time-lapse video, that synthesizes one year of images on the Ciardoney Glacier .

  • PITAGORA – Interoperable Platform for gathering, management and organization of environmental data

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    PITAGORA is based on the paradigm of ILBM (Integrated Lake Basin Management) and embeds the Living Lab model for the participatory environmental monitoring of the lake basins in the Lake Maggiore area. A special focus is on the Orta Lake in the Northern Piedmont.

    PITAGORA proposes an innovative lake basin management model, thanks to an integrated system of measurement-acquisition-transmission-use of data, which integrates a real time ILBM, based on the paradigm of the Internet of Things. A network of sensors distributed on floating buoys make possible accurate measurements and real-time monitoring of environmental data meteo-hydrological phenomena, of hydrological, chemical and biological processes. These are integrated with other economic and quality of life data from the local inhabitants, actively involved in the project within the Living Lab. The collected data are sent to the regional IOT platform Smart Data Platform through ultra-wideband wireless via the local experimental network HPWNet.

    An app for wearable devices enables the users to interact through a smartwatch with the data coming from the sensors on the field.

  • The Living Labs: Smart Valley

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    Smart Valley is a Living Lab focused on energy saving in schools, developed by CSP in collaboration with several small municipalities from the Asti Province (Agliano Terme, Mombercelli, Montegrosso d’Asti) and a small municipality association (Comunità Collinare della Val Tiglione). The ultimate goal is the use of ICT to to reduce power consumption in school premises, that are generally very energy-intensive buildings.

    The power saving approach in Smart Valley project is twofold: the technological component enabling the consumption measurement is integrated with data processing and data visualization instruments. The latter are pivotal to increase the users’ awareness and to make the daily attitude more environment-compliant.

    As for the technological component, one of CSP technology asset, called ECOTAIL has been transferred in this Living Lab.

    Follow Smart Valley project at the CSP Living Lab Blog

  • EVERYAWARE – Enhancing environmental awareness through social information

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    The FP7-FET project Everyaware  aims at combining environmental monitoring, awareness-raising and behavior change through a new technological platform which allows the combination of acquisition systems, network applications and data processing tools.

    Nowadays low-cost sensing technologies allow the citizens to directly assess the state of the environment; social networking tools allow effective data and opinion collection and real-time information spreading processes. In addition, theoretical and modeling tools developed by physicists, computer scientists and sociologists have reached the maturity to analyse, interpret and visualize complex data sets. This project intends to integrate all crucial phases (environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement, behavioural change) in the management of the environment in a unified framework, by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools; the Internet and the existing mobile communication networks will provide the infras- tructure hosting such a platform, allowing its replication in different times and places.

    Case studies concerning different numbers of participants will test the scalability of the platform, aiming at involving as many citizens as possible leveraging on the low cost and high usability of the sensing devices. The integration of participatory sensing with the monitoring of subjective opinions is novel and crucial, as it exposes the mechanisms by which the local perception of an environmental issue, corroborated by quantitative data, evolves into socially-shared opinions, eventually driving behavioural changes. Enabling this level of transparency critically allows an effective communication of desirable environmental strategies to the general public and to institutional agencies.

  • ASSET: MHYSS–Measurement of Hydric Stress System

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    MHYSS – Measurement of Hydric Stress System are ICT solutions designed to measure levels of hydric stress in plants, using rain gauges and soil moisture sensors, dendrometers (micro and wireless) and an algorithm that calculates the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) using photography and panoramic imagery of the area in question. In the field of precision agriculture the asset is designed to measure the hydric stress levels of crops, but in general it can be used for any green surface (golf courses, football pitches, parks and gardens, etc.).

    Download Mhyss information sheet.

  • Living Labs: the Torino botanical garden

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    The use of energy-efficient sensors for the detection of environmental and renewable energy were the central themes of the Living Lab of the Torino Botanical Garden , set-up in collaboration with the University of Turin.

    The Living Lab foresaw the monitoring of phytologic values of lichens, that are relevant indicators of the air and soil quality, with the goal of modeling and transferring it in more complex environmental contexts.