Ocean Floor Data Transmitted With Help from Lobsters

By Claire Swedberg

Research company Gloucester Innovation and the Massachusetts Lobstermen Association are building a network to track the health and conditions of the sea bed, using Sigfox LPWAN transmissions to capture data from sensors mounted in lobster traps.

Lobstermen are helping to deliver sensor-based insights regarding the health and condition of the ocean floor off the coast of Massachusetts, simply by raising and lowering traps. The Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution leverages the unique access lobstermen have to the bottom of the sea, combined with sensors and wireless technology. The system, known as LobsterNet, is still in the process of being deployed. It was developed by technology-based ...

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