Doing More for Less: Low-Cost Sensors in Meteorology

Date: Thursday 19 October 2017

Time: 12:00 - 16:15


University of Birmingham
Geography Department
B15 2TT
United Kingdom


Nowadays many meteorological sensors are available at incredibly low costs, empowering novel applications not previously viable. Low cost sensors lend themselves to being deployed in vast quantities at spatial resolutions unfeasible with pricier equipment. They are also ideal for Citizen Science projects, or for connecting to the ever-growing Internet of Things. As with any instrument, low cost sensors are susceptible to error and bias, it’s therefore crucial we regularly evaluate whether their accuracy is fit for purpose. In this meeting a variety of speakers will showcase their novel designs and applications detailing the challenges and benefits of supplementing longstanding meteorological sensor networks with low cost instruments.

DIRECTIONS | This meeting will be held in  in R26 - Geography Building. 

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED | As part of the registration process you will be asked to provide personal information (name and contact email address).  Any information you provide to us will only be used by The Royal Meteorological Society and appointed representatives.

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.  Non members are welcome to attend this meeting.  




19th Oct 2017 12:00 - 16:15
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