There are many drivers for environmental monitoring, with sensing and instrumentation at the forefront of the innovation process in this domain.
This group is for people with an interest in environmental monitoring: everything from pollution to climatology to crime is relevant here. We have academic members, and governmental organisations including DECC, Defra, Ofgem, Environment Agency, industrial associations (Renewable Energy Association, UKWIR), businesses and industrial suppliers.
This group supports a range of initiatives that are engaging a wider community of parties interested in environmental monitoring to create a growing pipeline of knowledge transfer collaborations. Environmental measurement instrumentation markets are global by nature, hence this group actively works with UKTI and other relevant organisations to support global exploitation of the UK's expertise and products.
The Environmental Monitoring group is run by the KnowledgeTransfer Network. It brings together those with environmental monitoring needs (users and regulators) with the solutions providers (academics and the commercial supply chain). It provides the meeting place where needs can be explored, funding options found, markets understood and technology solutions can developed and evaluated.
The group is sponsored/supported by NERC and TSB and aims to ensure that the UK's environmental sensing expertise and facilities are better exploited.
Knowledge Centres Driving innovation
The three main challenge areas are shown below, although our work is by no means limited to these three areas, as can be seen from our work in the Special Interest Groups of Internet of Things, Smart DC, Smart Energy and the Connected Digital Economy Catapult group.