Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Estuaries
The greenhouse gas emissions in estuaries project aims to measure greenhouse gas emissions from carbon sinks, such as mangrove swamps at Minnamurra in the Illawarra. The project will use several sensors connected to the LoRaWAN network to deliver data to quantify the ecosystem service of carbon sequestration provided by the mangroves.
The challenge – met by the Digital Living Lab – is to develop affordable sensors that record and transmit CO2 and CH4 gases both spatially and temporally.
The collected data will provide important information about environments that are under threat from land-use conversion and enable the identification of areas where carbon storage is high and emissions back into the atmosphere are low.