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Sensors 2010, 10(7), 6948-6968;

Wireless Sensor Networks for Oceanographic Monitoring: A Systematic Review

DSIE, Technical University of Cartagena, Campus Muralla del Mar s/n, Cartagena, E-30202, Spain
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Received: 11 June 2010 / Revised: 29 June 2010 / Accepted: 1 July 2010 / Published: 19 July 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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Monitoring of the marine environment has come to be a field of scientific interest in the last ten years. The instruments used in this work have ranged from small-scale sensor networks to complex observation systems. Among small-scale networks, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are a highly attractive solution in that they are easy to deploy, operate and dismantle and are relatively inexpensive. The aim of this paper is to identify, appraise, select and synthesize all high quality research evidence relevant to the use of WSNs in oceanographic monitoring. The literature is systematically reviewed to offer an overview of the present state of this field of study and identify the principal resources that have been used to implement networks of this kind. Finally, this article details the challenges and difficulties that have to be overcome if these networks are to be successfully deployed. View Full-Text
Keywords: systematic review; wireless sensor networks; oceanography systematic review; wireless sensor networks; oceanography

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Albaladejo, C.; Sánchez, P.; Iborra, A.; Soto, F.; López, J.A.; Torres, R. Wireless Sensor Networks for Oceanographic Monitoring: A Systematic Review. Sensors 2010, 10, 6948-6968.

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