Low-cost, open-source, and low-power: but what to do with the data?

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Horsburgh, J.S., J. Caraballo, M. Ramírez, A.K. Aufdenkampe, D.B. Arscott, and S.G. Damiano. 2019. Frontiers in Earth Science 7:67.

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There are now many ongoing efforts to develop low-cost, open-source, low-power sensors and data-logging solutions for environmental monitoring applications. Many of these have advanced to the point that high quality scientific measurements can be made using relatively inexpensive and increasingly off-the-shelf components. With the development of these innovative systems, however, comes the ability to generate large volumes of high-frequency monitoring data and the challenge of how to log, transmit, store, and share the resulting data. This paper describes a new web application that was designed to enable citizen scientists to stream sensor data from a network of Arduino-based data loggers to a web-based Data Sharing Portal.