REMOAM project addresses the issue of monitoring of environmental risks through the use of methodologies and innovative techniques. The main objective is to establish a hardware and software system to monitor the environmental risks by means of wireless sensor networks (WSN). The services offered by the system, monitoring and early warning will be usable even by next-generation mobile terminals to ensure timely delivery of alarms ubiquity of access to the measures taken. The proposed case of study is related about context of environmental risks arising from landslides, widespread in the region and nationally. The monitoring system will be realized by applying the recent advances in research and development of the sector, such as the use of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) technology and radio communication medium and short-range free frequencies. The aim is to analyze and test WSN consisting of small, inexpensive devices that measure the physical quantities of interest and to collect field data. In addition to the monitoring system will be developed a middleware platform to support data analysis for the development of specific applications and alarm to ensure interoperability between the network of sensors and user terminals.
The system, in fact, requires that the network user (technician, geologist or manager of the service provider) is able to remotely access to the services offered through heterogeneous terminals, from desktop machines to new-generation mobile terminals, such as PDAs and phones.
The middleware is designed to ensure interoperability between systems analysis of existing data, to abstract communication mechanisms and to facilitate the development of applications for monitoring and alarm simple. At last, they will be produced special libraries for the creation of graphical user interfaces intuitive reporting on the aerial maps of the area, highlighting monitored and readability of the data in real time. In summary, the project is located mainly in the theme of "Technologies for Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology for the Environment and Territory", and partly under the thematic area of "Pervasive and mobile computing" with four types of expected products: systems and hardware integration and hardware / software for the network of sensors, software applications for data management and middleware for interoperability and data access. The research activities of this project extend other research initiatives that are already funded by the Campania region, in the context of the Regional Center of Expertise for ICT, and some collaborations with companies. In Europe, they fall in European Technology Roadmaps of Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the Community, under Smart Adaptive Roadmaps.
The study and research activities take place both in the laboratory CINI-ITEM "Carlo Savy" of Naples, and at the STRAGO research laboratory in Pozzuoli (Naples). The project activities are co-financed by Regione Campania under the "POR Campania 2000/2006 Misura 3.17, Bando per la concessione degli aiuti alle PMI in attuazione dell'Accordo di Programma Quadro in materia di e-government e Società dell ' Informazione. Progetto Metadistretto del settore ICT" .