SEAMONSTER: A Wireless Sensor Web Prototype Applied to Studying Glaciated Watersheds

2010 Earth Science Technology Forum (ESTF2010), 22-24 June 2010, Arlington, VA

Matt Heavner, Dennis R. Fatland, Eran Hood, and Cathy Connor

“The SouthEast Alaska MOnitoring Network for Science, Technology, Education and Research (SEAMONSTER) Sensor Web is operating in partially glaciated watersheds on the margin of the Juneau Ice Field. Data from distributed, heterogeneous sensors with irregular sampling rates is integrated in a PostGIS (PostgreSQL with GIS extensions) database. Data discovery, data browsing, the sensor web operation and management, and education and publication are facilitated by the integration of the PostGIS database and Geoserver to deliver dynamically generated geospatial output. This presentation will focus on the technology developed to operate the SEAMONSTER sensor web and lessons learned regarding sensing the data using networking both internal and external to the sensor web. We will present examples of data fusion, modeling and reanalysis of the data using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, and present lessons learned from the project.”