On site environmental modeling and monitoring: the Nordic Scenario in HYDROSYS project

Ioan Ferencik, Tero Niemi, Ari Jolma

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Environmental modeling represents a common method for improving the understanding of environmental phenomena and most of the times is carried out off site. The high computational requirements of environmental models coupled with large amounts of spatial data are the main causes for this situation. Conducting environmental simulations by means of environmental models on-site represents a challenge but with recent advances in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and development of affordable smart hand-held devices new possibilities are opening. The work presented in this paper is related to the HYDROSYS project and is linked to the Nordic scenario located in south of Finland. The goal of the project is to provide end-users with advanced on-site and on-line spatial analysis tools for the purpose of environmental modeling. Thus, we have integrated a 1D hydraulic model with WSN and environmental modeling. This allows end users to carry out environmental simulation on-site almost in real time using smart clients improving their understanding in respect to environmental phenomena. The setup has a big potential for environmental management and decision support and could be highly exploited by environmental managers and specialists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the iEMSs Fourth Biennial Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2010)
EditorsDavid A. Swayne, Wanhong Yang, A. A. Voinov, A. Rizzoli, T. Filatova
PublisherInternational Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-903574-1-1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIntegrated Assessment and Decision Support: Modelling for Environment's Sake - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 5 Jul 20108 Jul 2010
Conference number: 5


ConferenceIntegrated Assessment and Decision Support
Abbreviated titleiEMSs

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