IoT Tech in environment monitoring in mangroves
The AQUAM project, funded by Australia’s #Aus4Innovation program, has installed 15 wireless environmental monitoring stations in Ca Mau province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to monitor the mangrove water. This will help farmers and local authorities access real-time data about the water quality and respond quickly to environmental hazards .
Mangrove aquaculture systems provide multiple products and ecosystem services such as support of fisheries, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, coastal protection and resilience to climate change. Mangrove aquaculture however is heavily dependent on the influx of high quality natural tidal water, but this water is often polluted, low in oxygen, infected or affected by salinity changes due to heavy rains or drought. This poses risks to both aquatic species and mangrove trees.
The University of Queensland has worked with Vietnamese partners (tech company GreenField consulting & development Ltd., Nam Song Hau Fishery Research Sub-Institute, and Ca Mau Department of Agriculture and Rural Development) to implement the AQUAM project.
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