Brokered Alignment of Long-Tailed Observations (BALTO) Applications in Geoscience

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The Internet of Things (IoT), interconnection of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, has given geo-data scientists access to quickly growing numbers of devices for sensing; at costs no longer requiring hardware grants to access. The BALTO project has realized the importance of these growing sensor networks and has been working to integrate these sensors that can be combined into sustainable and synergistic research and education programs, from K-16 through senior researchers, centered on real-time monitoring and analytics of coupled ecosystems. BALTO takes advantage of the OpenSource Long-Range communication protocol (LoRa) to connect sensors to EarthCube Architectures.

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