The first stage of Intelesense technology has been deployed at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) as part of a statewide research project in Delaware led by the Center for Critical Zone Research (CCZR) and DBI under an NSF EPSCoR-RII Project, entitled: Complex Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Health.
The DBI is investigating the impact of weather patterns on the earth’s critical zone, the near-surface environment, where most of the life-sustaining processes take place.
Building Networks and Developing Sensors
Two of the main initiatives of the DBI are to develop a network around existing Delaware/Mid-Atlantic environmental organizations and sensing networks, and to use the knowledge gained to provide input to scientists developing the next generation of biochemical sensors.
The University of Delaware hosts five organizations that collect significant data on various aspects of the Delaware Ecosystem: the Center for Remote Sensing (CRS), the Delaware Bay Observing System (DBOS), the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS), the Delaware Water Resources Center and the Delaware Geological Survey. DBI will integrate the Intelesense sensors into the existing activities, and explore how the Intelesense system could serve as the hub for integrating data from all of these organizations.