Eco-Sensor Network is located at the National
Botanic Gardens in Dublin.
from the National Centre for Sensor Research
have developed mini-weather stations
to keep an eye on conditions inside the
Great Palm House, the Cactus House and the
Orchid House at the Botanic Gardens. Each
of the tiny "mote" sensor-boards
has sensors to monitor temperature, humidity,
atmospheric pressure and light levels, levels in the air.
network of sensors sends real-time environmental
data to the interactive website, eco-sensor
web. You can take a look at this data on
the graphing page.
more to eco-sensor web than just live
data and dynamic graphs! We have worked
closely with staff at the National Botanic
Gardens to gather exciting botanical information.
Have you ever wondered where bananas grow,
or how a cactus survives in the desert?
Inside eco-sensor web you can discover all
about the plants that are growing
in the glasshouses in the Botanic Gardens.
You can also take a themed tour through
the glasshouses to learn how people use
plants, how different plants have adapted
to where they live and what's being done
to protect and conserve threatened plant
top it all off there's a bank of hands-on
activities that you can try in the classroom
or at home. Keep visiting Eco-Sensor Web
to see the newest activity additions.
The eco-sensor website
was designed by a young Irish media company
called Do It Media (www.do-it-media.com).
The Great Palm
House in the National Botanic Gardens
A mote in the
in the Palm house