From unmanned surface vessels to tiny sensors in soils, the capability of technology to understand and monitor environmental processes is generating more information than ever before. Making sense of this data for useful applications is critical to effectively manage marine and terrestrial environments. The insights can inform sustainable use of resources so that the benefits can be reaped without harm to the planet.
How can we maximise the potential of existing technology to measure emissions in our environment? What lessons can be learned to improve future approaches?
This event opens dialogue between academia and industry partners to share knowledge and foster collaborations between technology users and creators. A showcase of the current cutting-edge developments in marine and environmental intelligence technology – including sensors, platforms, data modelling and networks – leads into a forward-looking session outlining the potential opportunities in developing and improving this technology, with discussion on how to overcome them.
Those attending in person will have the opportunity to browse stands featuring technology and relevant projects from the University and partner organisations, including West Country Rivers Trust, Clearwater Sensors and SmartSound with Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
The University of Plymouth has extensive research expertise and key partnerships across the Marine Institute and Sustainable Earth Institute, encompassing advanced data acquisition and interpretation to better inform environmental management decisions on land and at sea. Whether adapting existing kit or developing brand new technology, we are equipped to collect information in a variety of environments from rugged coastlines to humid rainforests.
This event is hosted in conjunction with the morning session, ‘Making landscapes healthy’, which outlines the consequences of national policy changes for environmental management that may impact future applications of novel sensor network technology. If you would like to attend both sessions, please register for both events separately so that attendee numbers can be effectively managed.
This event will be hybrid delivery, with the talks streamed live online via Zoom.
It will be of most relevance to those using or developing technology for environmental applications, including marine and environmental science academics, data analysts, robotics, engineering, computer science, agri-tech, autonomous systems, technology product developers.