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UWS Environmental Sensor Data Capture (DC21)

supporting research into climate change impact on ecosystems

The UWS Environmental Sensor Data Capture project will support the Cell to Ecosystem-focused research being conducted by researchers at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE). The HIE is based at the UWS Hawkesbury campus.

This project, funded by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), is developing the data architecture and associated software systems to automatically capture data and meta-data from three local sensor networks. Resultant research data collections will be harvested by Research Data Australia (RDA) and made generally available on the ANDS RDA website. The systems developed will serve as a basis for additional data captures utilised by HIE and other research groups.

The three local sensor networks from which data and meta-data will be collected, are:
• Eddy Flux Tower – which collects meteorological and flux data from within an isolated forest environment.
• Whole tree chambers – which collect meteorological data of the environmental impact on a tree wholly encapsulated within the chamber.
• Weather station – which collects meteorological data where positioned.

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This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program and the Education Investment Fund (EIF) Super Science Initiative.