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IoT at 10,000 Feet Tracks Volcanic Activity

Date Published: 04/13/2020 [Source]

French researchers have been tracking the level of radon venting out of Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, in order to better predict when an eruption is imminent. To enable the collection of data even during winter months, the team has employed an automated system to capture data in real time.

The solution, provided by Kerlink, includes LoRaWAN nodes and radon sensors conceived by the Laboratoire de Physique de Clerment, as well as Kerlink's Wimet gateway, to capture data regarding what is happening on the Sicilian volcano, then forward that information to a dedicated server. The researchers, located 1,200 miles from the volcano in Clermont-Ferrand, can then access and analyze that data in real time.