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Reference Category Conference papers
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11084
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Title (Primary) Significance and implementation of SMART Monitoring Tools
Title (Secondary) EGU General Assembly, EGU2020, Online, 4-8 May 2020
Author Koedel, U.; Dietrich, P. ORCID logo ; Nixdorf, E.; Fischer, P.
Source Titel EGUsphere
Year 2020
Department ENVINF; MET
Page From EGU2020-11084
Language englisch

The term “SMART Monitoring” is often used in digital projects to survey and analyze data flows in near- or realtime. The term is also adopted in the project Digital Earth (DE) which was jointly launched in 2018 by the eight Helmholtz centers of the research field Earth and Environment (E&E) within the framework of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Within DE, the “SMART monitoring” sub-project aims at developing workflows and processes to make scientific parameters and the related datasets SMART, which means specific, measurable, accepted, relevant, and trackable (SMART).

“SMART Monitoring” in DE comprises a combination of hard- and software tools to enhance the traditional sequential monitoring approach - where data are step-by-step analyzed and processed from the sensor towards a repository - into an integrated analysis approach where information on the measured value together with the status of each sensor and possible auxiliary relevant sensor data in a sensor network are available and used in real-time to enhance the sensor output concerning data accuracy,  precision, and data availability. Thus, SMART Monitoring could be defined as a computer-enhanced monitoring network with automatic data flow control from individual sensors in a sensor network to databases enhanced by automated (machine learning) and near real-time interactive data analyses/exploration using the full potential of all available sensors within the network. Besides, “SMART monitoring” aims to help for a better adjustment of sensor settings and monitoring strategies in time and space in iterative feedback.

This poster presentation will show general concepts, workflows, and possible visualization tools based on examples that support the SMART Monitoring idea.

The data reliability can be increased by implementing data uncertainty issues within the FAIR principle. The poster presentation will show the importance of comparative measurements, the information needs for the application of proxy-transfer functions, and suitable uncertainty analysis for databases.

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Koedel, U., Dietrich, P., Nixdorf, E., Fischer, P. (2020):
Significance and implementation of SMART Monitoring Tools
EGU General Assembly, EGU2020, Online, 4-8 May 2020
Copernicus Publications, EGU2020-11084 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11084