agu_foot (1K) The American Geophysical Union conference series on Environmental Sensor Networks

The American Geophysical Union  conferences bring together expertise from the sensor networks and Geoscience communities. We run a session as part of the Earth and Space Sciences Informatics (ESSI) area of the conference, which is help annually in San Francisco in December.

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

Look out for 2013 call for papers in the summer - for our tenth!

Sensor networks have an exciting role to play in our measurement and understanding of the natural environment. Systems are just beginning to emerge from labs and be deployed in a wide range of earth sensing operations. The aim of this session is to look at problems and solutions encountered in whole deployed systems and their components. The focus is on the real world issues and designs needed to make sensor networks practical, from the sensors, through communications to the web issues. Each of these steps has its own challenges, as well as the overall problem of system integration. We aim to showcase working examples of fully integrated sensor networks from a range of environments (e.g. marine, glacial, fluvial, soils, volcanic, habitat).

We encourage people to present work in progress, PhD projects and interdisciplinary work in the area. It is an ideal opportunity for different research communities to come together to exchange ideas and techniques. Posters can be requested for those who prefer that to giving a talk. ePosters can be produced from your poster if you like. There is no full paper submission - see the Abstract Submission Policies. If you have any questions contact one of the conveners.

This series was founded and run by Kirk Martinez and Jane Hart. Previous sessions are listed below:

  • 2012: Environmental Sensor Networks and Informatics
  • 2011: Environmental Monitoring Challenges in Sensor Networks and Hydroinformatics
  • 2010: Sensor Networks: From Sensors to the Web
  • 2009: Sensing Networking and fusing the data
  • 2008: Environmental Sensor Networks: Real World Examples
  • 2007: Environmental Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications
  • 2006: Advances in Environmental Sensor Networks
  • 2005: Emerging Technology for Environmental Sensor Networks
  • 2004: Environmental Sensor Networks

     

    View of part of the massive poster session from 2009 - ESSI occupies a large space almost every day.

    The venue for the "fall meeting" is the Moscone Centre in San Francisco - which is large enough to hold the massive conference (typically >13000 papers)

    ESSI is a group of the AGU which has over 900 people who list it as their primary group (2900 as secondary - which shows the good link across other fields.

    We encourage people to present work in progress, PhD projects and interdisciplinary work in the area. It is an ideal opportunity for different research communities to come together to exchange ideas and techniques. Posters can be requested for those who prefer that to giving a talk.

    View of part of the massive poster session from 2009 - ESSI occupies a large space almost every day.

    The venue for the "fall meeting" is the Moscone Centre in San Francisco - which is large enough to hold the massive conference (typically >13000 papers)

    ESSI is an interest group of the AGU which has 740 people who list it as their primary group (2900 as secondary - which shows the good link across other fields.