The Distributed Sensing Systems Group is one of the leading large scale sensing groups in the world. It focuses on sustainable data acquisition from wireless sensors distributed over large spatial scales. It involves data captured from sensors through every day devices, such as mobile or smart phone, and purpose-built devices for data collection from the natural or built environments, called wireless sensor networks. More objects are now connected to the Internet than people, heralding the age of the Internet of Things. The group’s research is creating technologies that will radically improve the cost and quality of data gathering on a large scale to enhance the understanding of our natural and built environments and provide the ability to protect and manage Australia’s resources. Technologies developed by the DSS Group have been deployed at continental scale in Australia, and across 6 continents on a broad range of environmental, agricultural, and industrial applications.
Camazotz: smart tech keeping track of bats
Our sustainable and versatile tracking system Camazotz is being used to monitor flying foxes across Australia, helping ecologists understand and predict the spread of disease. |The challenge Improving tracking technology Flying foxes are a major player in the biodiversity stakes. Their ecological role serves to pollinate and disperse seeds of trees including our iconic Eucalyptus. […]
Sense-T: intelligent sensor network
Sense-T is creating the world’s first economy-wide intelligent sensor network that integrates different data sources to build a digital view of Tasmania. |The challenge To create social, economic and environmental benefits from Tasmania’s sensor networks Tasmania’s existing sensor networks are owned by a range of government departments, energy and water utilities and businesses, and they […]
Sensor Networks for Mine Rehabilitation
Increasing human population, economical development, and industrialization of our society lead to disturbance of natural ecosystems. To prevent long-term damage of the environment, the affected ecosystems need to be rehabilitated to a sustainable form after industrial operations cease. Environment rehabilitation is a long-term process that is complex and costly as it includes restoration of soil, […]
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DSS Group showcases research to CSIRO CEO
Researchers from the Distributed Sensing Systems Group presented key projects to visiting CSIRO CEO Dr. Larry Marshall. Brano Kusy and Phil Valencia showcased project including the Great Barrier Reef Monitoring and Response, Amazon Biodiversity Monitoring, and Bluetooth Low Energy Aware Tracking (Bleat). The presentation was received very positively and with high interest.
CSIRO listed among World’s Top Innovators
CSIRO has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s top 25 innovators in the government sector. The ranking process considered 600 institutions worldwide and looked at each institution’s filed patents, how often those applications were granted, how many patents were filed to global patent offices in addition to local authorities, and how […]
Biodiversity Monitoring in the Amazon Rainforest
A team of scientists from Australia, Brazil and Spain have joined forces to develop the most sophisticated remote monitoring system ever used to track the diminishing biodiversity of South America’s Amazon Jungle. The project will revolutionise the way biodiversity is monitored by creating a distributed, wireless sensor network throughout the jungle with autonomous nodes that […]