An advanced network of sensors spread across the city has put Newcastle on the front foot to combat a range of local environmental issues.
The City’s ‘Envirosensing’ network and Internet of Things (IoT) project, which will be officially launched today, is the culmination of three years of work to build one of the most advanced smart city infrastructure systems in Australia.
The system is designed to measure a range of environmental conditions including temperature, humidity, wind direction, air quality, water usage, soil moisture and solar irradiance.
The infrastructure also allows for the pilot deployment of smart bin sensors, smart parking sensors and other smart city applications.
Data collected by the sensors can help the City better understand and respond to issues such as urban heat island effect, air pollution, flood management and water sustainability, as well as monitor the performance of urban systems and assets.