Project Highlights

Strategic data and emerging technology architectures for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is to protect human health and the environment by ensuring that Americans have clean air, land, and water, and that all parts of society have access to accurate information to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks.

Redhorse staff led a multi-jurisdictional study to assess the current issues with using sensor and Internet of Things (IoT) technology in collecting environmental data from sensors. Redhorse staff worked with EPA, other Federal agencies, State staff and environmental experts from Tribes to determine current sensor use, common problems and issues, and develop the framework for a common IT architecture that needs to be developed to further enhance sensor availability in environmental decision making.

In this process, the Redhorse team troubleshot the sensors, determined frequency of usage, and developed the framework for a new IT architecture to further enhance sensor availability and efficiency in environmental decision making. This study and new architecture evaluated the functionality and quality of current state-of-the-art sensor platforms that lead to the data collection and analysis platforms that enable and inform environmental decision-making.