Safety & Security Systems for Sea Environment
Funded under: PON MIUR Smart Cities
Start date: 1 January 2018 End date: 30 June 2022
Keywords: Sea Technologies; Safety; Volunteered Geographical Information; Wireless Sensor Networks; Active and Passive Radar
The final objective of the S4E project is to build the first technological supply chain in Italy for the implementation of an intelligent integrated system capable of pervasive and continuous monitoring of the chemical-physical parameters of the water column, to simplify surveillance and increase safety in the coastal areas and to facilitate and monitor navigation in areas not served by traditional radar systems. The achievement of this technological development objective will allow users of the platform to be able to combine the needs of promoting the protection of the environment and marine resources in terms of safety, monitoring, remediation and conservation of the marine environment with the search for greater efficiency in the administrative-management processes related to surface navigation.
ISTI-CNR’s role in the project is related to the provision of intelligent services for the analysis of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) (see http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app8101743), based on prior background acquired by the lab in the detection and management of oil spills (see http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jmse7010019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.07.045, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mio.2016.10.002).
A mobile app for the collection of crowdsourced information regarding undesired events at sea has been designed and realized.
In detail, aiming at promoting its wide usage, the application has been developed using the software framework React Native. Thanks to this, the application has been easily exported and built for both Android and iOS systems. It has been designed as simple as possible in order to promote its usage among volunteers, that could be discouraged by excessive complexity. Thus, the application offers only a few essential functionalities with a basic and straightforward interface.