Washington, DC, March 29, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Scientific data collection in the field is transforming thanks to the convergence of low-cost smartphone and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to Kevin O’Brien, Lightship Works’ vice president of U.S. Sales and Alliances.
Presenting his paper titled “Electronic Field Data Collection: A Platform for Now and the Future” at the 2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Conference in Durham, North Carolina, O’Brien will discuss how environmental monitoring and research can benefit from user-friendly, cloud-based data collection systems.
“[F]or environmental scientists, these technology advances resulted in fieldwork solutions that are finally congruent in scope with the science to be done,” wrote O’Brien. The paper describes an affordable, easily-adopted platform for advancing scientific research both in the field and in the office. Cloud-based data integration, scalable data storage technologies and user friendly interfaces speed study setup and initiation. Those features also allow for the collection, study, manipulation and presentation of both structured and unstructured data by scientists and users who have little training in data science.
“The environmental science community has yet to fully embrace all of the new technology capabilities presented by the near ubiquitous wireless networks, infinitely scalable cloud platforms and the rapidly expanding internet of things (IoT),” said O’Brien. “These technology solutions, when integrated cohesively, act as a force multiplier in field data collection and analysis – fostering the collection of larger, cleaner and more accurate data sets, at a faster rate.”
O’Brien will also discuss how state and local governments, non governmental organizations and other interested groups can utilize citizen scientists and crowdsourcing programs to economically collect correlated data that can enhance, supplement and extend important studies.
The supporting paper is available for download by interested parties on the Lightship website.
You can learn more about Lightship Works, Inc. and their data collection, worksite management and communications solutions at www.lightshipworks.com
About Lightship Works:
Founded in 2011, Lightship Works is a provider of cloud-based data collection and communications solutions for environmental firms, emergency management organizations, local governments, industrial sites and entertainment facilities. Lightship’s software provides organizations with a secure platform to integrate, monitor and act on data from worksite personnel, hard assets and sensors. Mobile devices enable the remote collection of data, as well as real-time communication with field teams. This year, Lightship was listed as an emerging successful information and communications company in the Ready to Rocket recognition program.
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