Innovation in Environmental Management and Monitoring
Series Scope and Content
Recent developments in areas including material science, chemical analysis, sensor technology, miniaturisation and wireless communications have enabled the development and introduction of new techniques and approaches to environmental management and monitoring. There are significant areas of cross-over into this area from defence, health technology, the chemical industry and large-scale planning and development.
The sectors covered by this series are fast developing and technology-driven with a rapid pace of change. Globally, regulation is piecemeal, development is chaotic and within the next few years there will be a need for trustworthy publications which gather information on issues like operations, regulation, best available technology and future developments.
The series will cover a wide range of issues and disciplines where innovative approaches are taken worldwide in environmental management and monitoring, including:
eDNA – see https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/edna/edna/ Satellite imagery, Google/online mapping and location technology LiDAR and remote sensing Thermal imaging Lab-on-a-chip sensors Lab-on-the-body MEMS - Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems: https://compliantmechanisms.byu.edu/content/introduction-microelectromechanical-systems-mems Biosensors Technology miniaturisation Remote and autonomous sampling technologies Drones and other UAVs – aquatic, aerial and others, including UTM – Unmanned Traffic Management Robotics Helicopter and airplane environmental monitoring and management Data and metadata management Antibody mimetics – for use in environmental contaminant tracing and other areas Low cost and simplified testing techniques and sensors
Key book themes include:
Drones and UAV Sensors eDNA Miniaturisation
Sensors - a key theme The global sensor market is expected to reach an estimated $188.4 billion by 2022 with an annual growth of 9.2% from 2017 to 2022 (PR Newswire, 2017). The major drivers for this market are the growth of internet of things (IoT), increasing need of automation in various industries, and miniaturization of sensors. Environmental sensors are a significant segment of the industry. BCC research estimates that the global environmental sensor and monitoring business will grow from $13.2 billion in 2014 to nearly $17.6 billion in 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% for the period of 2014 to 2019.
Sensor technology and miniaturisation advancements are finding their way into UAV and remote monitoring equipment and will revolutionise the way that we monitor and manage our environment.