Continuous monitoring of aquatic environments using water sensors is important for several applications related to the prevention of accidents, to water resources and aquaculture management and recreational activities. Thus, it is fundamental to ensure the quality of the monitoring data in order to avoid false alarms or ignoring relevant events.
AQUAMON will develop a dependable monitoring platform for application in aquatic environments using wireless sensor networks, providing:
- Data communication quality over water surfaces, mitigating problems related to waves and propagation characteristics over a water surface;
- Transmission predictability, addressing problems related to shared medium access contention;
- Data quality, dealing with faults that affect both sensors and communication.