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Citizen science based marine environmental monitoring. The MOANA60 Experience

  • Paolo Diviacco
  • Massimiliano Iurcev
  • Rodrigo Carbajales
  • Alessandro Busato
  • Mihai Burca
  • Alberto Viola
  • Nikolas Potleca
  • Sara Zanardi
  • Ilaria Cunico
  • Nicola Pino

Sea water quality monitoring is extremely demanding and expensive. This results in the sea being largely under-sampled. To solve this OGS developed innovative technologies to be used within a citizen science approach. The simultaneous installation of remote sensing devices on boats of opportunity allows to build a monitoring infrastructure able to acquire, process, validate and display in real-time georeferenced data on a web portal. This work reports on a survey done in collaboration with the Moana 60 Lab initiative in the South Thyrrenian Sea.

  • Keywords:
  • Sea water quality monitoring,
  • Citizen science,
  • Low-cost sensors,
  • IoT,
  • South Thyrrenian Sea,
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Paolo Diviacco

OGS, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-9404-9611

Mihai Burca

OGS, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-2118-4887

Alberto Viola

OGS, Italy

Nikolas Potleca

OGS, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-2976-6766

Sara Zanardi

Moana60 Spirit of Community A.P.S, Italy

Ilaria Cunico

Moana60 Spirit of Community A.P.S, Italy

Nicola Pino

Moana60 Spirit of Community A.P.S, Italy

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Chapter Title

Citizen science based marine environmental monitoring. The MOANA60 Experience

Authors

Paolo Diviacco, Massimiliano Iurcev, Rodrigo Carbajales, Alessandro Busato, Mihai Burca, Alberto Viola, Nikolas Potleca, Sara Zanardi, Ilaria Cunico, Nicola Pino

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.40

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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2022

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0423

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2975-0288

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