Technology Convergence Enabling Integrated Environmental Monitoring in Addressing Climate Change

An Assessment of Convergence Possibilities to Monitor Climate Change

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Climate change is a topic that is on everyone's lips, particularly after the conclusion of the recent climate talks in Paris. To address climate change, first there has to be climate monitoring. However, monitoring climate change is not an easy process given the area to cover. This requires powerful sensing and communication infrastructure and also require both to go hand in hand. Integrated environmental monitoring (IEM), in which monitoring environment parameters in real time, plays a very prominent role in assessing climate change.

Real time monitoring collects a huge amount of data and hence calls for powerful data storage and processing units. Consequently, to enable integrated environmental monitoring a number of technologies should come together. This study analyzes the different technologies that need to come together and converge to provide the required infrastructure. Technologies such as sensors, energy harvesting, Big Data, and Data Analytics will enable the development of accurate climate models.

The report aims at providing a wholesome idea about IEM, the technologies involved and the impact they will have on IEM and climate change.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARYResearch ScopeResearch Process and MethodologyKey Findings Key Findings (Continued)OVERVIEW: CLIMATE CHANGE AND INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT MONITORINGGreenhouse GasesOcean Acidification and Global WarmingClimate ChangeEnvironmental MonitoringIntegrated Environmental MonitoringTECHNOLOGIES ENABLING INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORINGSensorsSensors (Continued)Energy HarvestingEnergy Harvesting (Continued)Energy Sources for SensorsEnergy Sources for Sensors (Continued)Big DataBig Data (Continued)Data AnalyticsBig Data as a Service (BDaaS)Data Analytics and BDaaSSatellite ImagingSatellite Imaging (Continued)Other TechnologiesTECHNOLOGY CONVERGENCE ENABLING INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORINGNeed for ConvergenceConvergence of Emerging Technology Trends in Integrated Environmental MonitoringTechnology Convergence ScenariosTechnology Convergence Scenarios (continued)Technology Convergence Scenarios (continued)KEY PRODUCTS AND COMPANIESSensors: pCO2 Monitoring Systems-Battelle, USASensors: Carbon Nanotube-based Sensors- UCR, USAEnergy Harvesting: Energy Processors for Sensors-CYMBET, USAEnergy Harvesting: Self Powered Camera- Columbia University, USAData Analytics: Ocean Acidification Product Suite- NOAA USAData Analytics: GSi Platform- GSi, UKData Analytics: Smart Ocean Systems- Ocean Networks, CanadaCloud Computing: LOCUS SaaS Platform, USACloud Computing: Aquarius Cloud–Aquatic Informatics, CanadaDrones: Methane Detection Drones- Draco Analytics, AustraliaDrones: Portable Methane Monitors-CSU Ventures, USAWearable Electronics: Fabrics as Gas Analyzers, KU & ETRI, Republic of KoreaWearable Electronics: Enviro-Tracker- TZOA Wearables, USASatellite Imaging: IBUKI GOSAT, JapanSatellite Imaging: Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2- NASA, USAOthers: E-Series Pollutant Analyzers- Environment SA, FranceOthers: Aclima Inc., USADRIVERS AND CHALLENGESKey Factors Influencing Technology Convergence Adoption in IEM—Market Drivers ExplainedKey Factors Influencing Technology Convergence Adoption in IEM—Market Challenges ExplainedIMPACT ANALYSISEvaluation of Emerging Technology Impact on Integrated Environmental MonitoringConvergence Adoption TrendsFuture OutlookANALYST INSIGHTSStrategic InsightsAPPENDIXKey Patents Key Patents (Continued)Key Patents (continued)Key ContactsLegal DisclaimerThe Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition: Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy




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