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The “Cocal” IoT system is a real-time and low-cost air quality Vehicle Sensor Network that covers the whole path from data acquisition to data access and web-mapping. Cocal consists of a set of crowdsensing low-cost IoT devices installed on voluntary mobile platforms, such as private cars and buses from the local transportation authority Trieste Trasporti. Each platform acquires geolocated environmental measurements (PM10, PM2.5, temperature, pressure, relative humidity...) which are transmitted via GSM and LoRaWAN to an IT infrastructure able to reconstruct in real time a web based interactive geographic map of the distribution of pollutants. The entire system uses open source software and hardware and all the data that has been collected is completely open and accessible within a FAIR perspective.
On February 15, 2023 an acquisition test with an Ocean Seven 310 multiparameter CTD was conduct in the Panzano Bay. This acquisition was carried out as part of a joint project between the University of Udine - Uniud and the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS. The purpose of this acquisition was to test the tools that will be used on an Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV). The ASV will collect, process and communicate biochemical data about coastal transitional waters and ecosystem, focusing on the northern Adriatic Sea, with a particular regard to seagrass meadows detection.
"NoiXApp" is a crowdsourcing solution developed by the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS to measure acoustic pollution in urban areas using the microphones of mobile phones. The solution is based on a mobile (Android and iOS) software application in which it is possible to acquire urban noise data performing the recording and calculation of the levels of the sound pressure. Georeferenced data are transmitted to the OGS infrastructure, the data are anonymized, integrated, validated and mapped onto an open-data web portal.