Scanning the Earth Project


Scanning the Earth Projectとは / About us

Scanning the Earth Project (地球環境スキャニングプロジェクト)は、放射線量をはじめとする地球環境情報を提供するプロジェクトです。現在、Safecastと共同でデータを収集しています。

本研究プロジェクトでは、人間が生活する空間を固定センサーや移動センサーでセンシングし、情報通信技術を使ってデータを共有するセンサープラットフォームを構築します。また、網羅的に時空間の情報を提供する為のデータ補間技術や空間可視化手法を開発してます。具体的には、放射線量計測機器を含むセンサーを設置して定点観測を行うとともに、自動車などを利用した測定方法も追求し、持続可能な放射情報のプラットフォーム作りを推進します。センシングした情報はインターネットを介してサーバに蓄積し、Web APIを通じて一般に公開する予定です。また同時に、センサー情報の時空間解析技術を開発し、可視化した状態でポータルサイトで情報を広く提供する予定です。


1.  ネットワークセンシングデバイスの開発


2.  センサーネットワーク技術の開発


3.  空間解析手法の開発


4.  可視化技術の開発


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About the Scanning the Earth Project

The Scanning the Earth Project is a project to disseminate environmental information, starting with radioactive air dose rate, in collaboration with Safecast.

This research project will use a sensor platform of both stationary and mobile sensors to monitor the air around human populations, then share that information via communication technologies. It will also develop data interpolation and visualization techniques to provide comprehensive information over time. Specifically, the project will employ both fixed and bicycle-mounted geiger counters to create a platform for continual radiation measurement. The collected information will be transmitted via the internet to servers and made public via a web API. Finally, the project aims to simultaneously analyze readings and create visualizations of the data to spread information on environmental conditions via a portal site.

This project’s major research aims are as follows:

1. The development of networked sensing devices

These networked devices will monitor radiation and meteorological conditions. We will make provisions for a data repository to gather varied atmospheric information and develop a framework for certifying scanning devices. We will also develop a standardized transmission protocol for these devices.

2. The development of sensor network technology.

We will also develop a DTN protocol for gathering information from mobile sensors and a standard coordination protocol for servers.

3. The development of air analysis technology

There is a limit to what can be done with stationary and moving sensors. To cover all areas, we will develop methods for interpolating data from existing readings. We intend to develop an API for sharing this information as well.

4. The development of visualization technology

In order for people to take advantage of the sensing data, easy-to-understand visualizations of those data are necessary. Some scanning data are best visualized with zero-dimensional displays, some with one-dimensional, some with two-dimensional, and some in three dimensions. This project aims to develop visualization methods for each of these circumstances.

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