This system avoids the need for manual testing and measurement which would require several visits a day by staff to remote and difficult to access terrain. Conditions sensed by wireless technology are sensed and sent the data back to a remote database which can be accessed from anywhere by staff.
The pilot is split into three distinct sections, environmental sensors, communications module and web server. The environmental sensors are placed in the tank to monitor the selected conditions of the water in the tank – oxygen, chlorophyll, UV light and temperature. This data will be transmitted back to a web server to be accessed by the Loughs Agency.