SEAGULL: Low-Cost Pervasive Sensing for Monitoring and Analysing Underwater Plastics

Huber Flores, Agustin Zuniga, Marko Radeta, Zhigang Yin, Mohan Liyanage, Naser Hossein Motlagh, Ngoc Thi Nguyen, Sasu Tarkoma, Moustafa Youssef, Petteri Nurmi

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


We contribute SEAGULL, a novel pervasive sensing approach for monitoring and identifying underwater plastics. SEAGULL builds on an innovative light (LED) sensing solution that takes advantage of convolutional sparse coding to classify plastic debris according to their material (resin identification code). This enables SEAGULL to determine the composition of plastics in-situ, unlike existing plastic analysis methods which require taking the samples to a laboratory where they are analyzed using high precision measurement instruments. Through extensive experiments we demonstrate that SEAGULL correctly distinguishes between the main plastic categories (over 85% accuracy), is able to operate robustly against diverse water conditions (turbulence, turbidity, luminosity), and works with different sensing resolutions. We also demonstrate the practicality of SEAGULL by carrying out field tests in an ocean and a river, demonstrating that the performance of SEAGULL translates to real in-the-wild environments. Our work demonstrates how low-cost pervasive sensing solutions help to tackle environmental sustainability challenges, offering a new way to collect information about the extent and characteristics of underwater plastics and improving the scale at which monitoring can operate while overcoming the main constraints of existing techniques.
OtsikkoProceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on the Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI 2024)
TilaHyväksytty/In press - 2024
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaCPS-IoT Week - Hong Kong, Kiina
Kesto: 13 toukok. 202416 toukok. 2024


NimiACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI )
KustantajaACM and IEEE

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