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Engineering and the Environment

Research project: FUSE (Floodplain Underground Sensor) Network - UK Natural Environmental Research Council funded Project

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This is a UK NERC funded project involving a very broad spectrum of partners including Botanists, Geologists, Soil, Computer and Engineering Scientists plus end users.

Project Overview

Example of thick film sensor array for monitoring water quality
Example of thick film sensor array
  • UK Natural Environmental Research Council funded project
  • Broad spectrum of partners including Botanists, Geologists, Soil Scientists, Computer and Engineering Scientists plus end users.
  • Including: Universities of Southampton, Reading, Imperial, Open University, British Geological Society, Natural England and Environment Agency
  • Project aim is to correlate data from wireless networks of buried sensors with satellite images and botanical sampling to improve modelling of ecological environment and climate change
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest in Oxford (Thames) floodplain being used for field trials
for Soil monitoring
Laboratory Experimental Setup

The project’s main aim is to correlate the data obtained from a wireless network of buried soil sensors with satellite images and botanical sampling of meadow vegetation in order to improve the scientific modelling of our ecological environment and how it relates to climate change. The study is based on a site of Special Scientific Interest in the Oxford (Thames) floodplain that is being used for the location of field trials. The FUSE consortium includes the Universities of Southampton, Reading, London Imperial and the Open University, the British Geological Society, Natural England and the UK Environment Agency.

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