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eResearch in partnership with the Townsville City Council, CoastalCOMS and Taggle Inc.are involved in a $1.4M Queensland Accelerate Partnership project to reimagine urban water quality sensing.

Sensor Q multi-sensor head

The Queensland Government Accelerate Grant supports research organisations to undertake practical applied science and research projects for Queensland. James Cook University, CoastalCOMS, Taggle & Townsville City Council in alliance successfully applied for the grant project Sensor-Q which brings together world-leading technology from industry and academia – data management and analytics expertise from CoastalCOMS, telemetry solutions from Taggle and sensor expertise from James Cook University, in order to develop a unique end-to-end water monitoring, analysis and management solution for Townsville City Council.  JCU CI's include Prof. Ian Atkinson and A/Prof. Mohan Jacob.  Dr Scott Mills is the program manager.

Sensor-Q has two core objectives:

  • the development of a low-cost technology for the monitoring, analysis and management of water quality in urban creeks and streams
  • the development of a low-cost system for monitoring of urban water usage for sustainable management of water resources

At the conclusion of this project, an integrated, low-cost system for monitoring water quality in creeks and streams, as well as urban water use will be operational and delivered to the Townsville City Council.

A short video describing our Mk 1 hardware solution is available here: