The “OpenRESMIA” project is directed by ARPAV and regards shared design, construction and installation of two new ACRONET field configurations. Those are designed, respectively, to measure “water levels” and “concentration of pollutants in air.”

The activities are framed within the RE.SMIA “Networks and Innovative Monitoring Stations for the Environment” project, promoted and realized by the partnership “ARPAV and Veneto Nanotech”, funded by the Veneto Region of Veneto in the POR FESR 2007-2013.

The “OpenRESMIA” project aims at developing a new generation of “Measuring Systems” which have to be remote, professional, able to strengthen and integrate the environmental monitoring networks available to ARPAV. They are also expected to use new technologies that are based on OpenHardware and OpenSoftware standards.

With the stated aim of their direct use, both in ordinary activities, both in an emergency and catastrophic events, some of the design requirements must be highlighted:

  • the small size of the apparatus;
  • their easy portability and placement in the field;
  • self-power supply;
  • guaranteed reliability even under extreme conditions;
  • the availability of data over the Internet;
  • the low cost.

The measuring instruments made ​​in the context of “OpenRESMIA” will use the standard R-MAP (Participatory Environmental Monitoring Network) for both metadating and transmission of data. The standard was defined in the context of the activities of the open group named “RaspiBO“, in collaboration with ARPA Emilia Romagna, ARPA Veneto, and with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bologna.

Under the project, actually three configurations are proposed and realized. They are installed in specific sites of measurements:

  • “Configuring Tergola”: measurement of water level in a stream of small dimensions;
  • “Configuring Lancieri”: measurement of the concentration of air pollutants;
  • “Configuring Vigenzone”: measurement of water level in a stream of small dimensions.

Acronet installations in the OpenRESMIA Project: