Marine Data Crowdsourcing (MADCROW) developed an innovative infrastructure model for the collection, integration and dissemination of marine data based on the collective and voluntary development of the project.
Ordinary citizens, organizations, companies and institutions can acquire the tracking data of their vessels / nautical vehicles and water quality which are sent in real time to a platform and then used, through web, mobile and server2server applications, for various purposes such as environmental monitoring and observation, land use planning and fishing, recreational activities and bathing.
The MADCROW project created an infrastructure for the collection, integration and dissemination of marine data based on crowdsourcing. The data is acquired from "black boxes" installed on boats and recording platforms which contain arrays of sensors (Temperature, Salinity, PH and more) and transmit the data to land using wireless, telephone or satellite networks in non-covered areas. The acquisition takes place by volunteers and public and private institutions which make the data available through their vessels / nautical vehicles, which feed a specially developed architecture for the optimised management of heterogeneous and irregularly distributed data.