Project co-funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism(ref. IST-020100-2010-289) within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation Avanza2 between 2008 and 2012.
The aim of the project Ecommontech is to develop a tool suitable to certify that a particular area is being reforested through a REDD mechanism (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation). The indicators for this calculation will be obtained through a network of autonomous devices composed of sensors and connected by ZigBee and images obtained by satellite remote sensing.
Sumary of CeDInt contribution to the project
CeDInt-UPM has participated in the deployment of a wireless sensor network using ZigBee technology in order to measure temperature, humidity and light levels as well as dasometric parameters of a forest located in the north of Spain. CeDInt-UPM has also developed a web platform which allows real-time monitoring of data gathered by the sensor network.
General Project Objectives:
Ecommontech project aims to validate avoided deforestation of forest soils as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This mechanism is based upon data collection through a wireless sensor network and satellite remote sensing.
CeDInt Activity within the Project Objectives:
CeDInt-UPM has taken part in the development of a wireless sensor network and a web-based application for remote sensing monitoring. This application also allows the visualization of remote sensing images in order to compare variations in forest surfaces.
The main technologies used in the project are semiconductor-based sensors to measure humidity, light and temperature, satellite remote sensing, ZigBee-based wireless networks and web technologies.
Technologies used by CeDInt for the project:
The main goal of the project is to develop a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) based on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD).
Aplications developed by CeDInt for the project:
CeDInt-UPM has implemented a web-based application for real-time monitoring of remote sensing and data acquired by a wireless sensor network. With the purpose of visualizing the remote sensing images remotely using a web browser, a Web Map Service (WMS) has been deployed. The web application also shows graphical information about the data obtained by the sensors, allowing comparison between different parameters throughout a period of time. The application also allows the visualization of remote sensing images in order to compare variations in forest surfaces.