Who are we?
SENSE is a student research project developed at University of Maryland, that monitors weather, air pollution, and greenhouse gases with low-cost, high-density smart sensors in an urban environment.
The current monitoring approach typically consists of high-accuracy but high-cost instruments, which limits their wide-spread use.
- Using low-cost moderate-precision sensors in a smart network to quantify the spatial characteristics of air pollution gases and GHGs
- Engaging the community through real-time information display/feedback via web and cell phone apps
- Empowering individuals and groups for action
WHAT STUDENTS CAN LEARN
Data Collection and Analysis
- Mesoscale atmospheric modeling
- Carbon cycle/chemistry models
- Data assimilation
- Deployment and maintenance of sensor network
- Dissemination and use of information
- Working with K-12 students/teachers, residents, companies, colleges and government agencies