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Sensors are becoming ubiquitous and are invading every aspect of our lives, the environment, and industry. As a result of low-cost microelectronics and low-power radios, the cost of adding a sensor to virtually anything is virtually zero. These sensors are producing vast quantities of data, and creating huge opportunities and major challenges.

One area remains particularly challenging—sensors and sensing in harsh environments. Innovations are needed in order to fully exploit applications such as oil and gas exploration, environmental monitoring particularly in oceans and saline lakes, industrial process control, and sensing in the human body.

Find out more about Seed Research grants on Sensors and Big Data for Solving Environmental Challenges by going to the Seed Grants for 2014-15 webpage.

Final reports are on-line as of Dec. 3, 2015.


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