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Balearic Islands to become a smart tourist destination by expanding IoT sensor networks

December 12, 2018 / Mauro Dragone

The environmental report of ESPO (The European Sea Ports Organisation) for 2018 shows that air quality remains the main priority of European ports. Aware of this, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands has been working hard since 2016 to also know the level of air quality, capacity, alignment with the Environmental Policy of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands. In 2017, the Balearic Harbors Authority (APB in Spanish), Mallorcawifi.com, in collaboration with the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB in Spanish), implemented an IoT project based on Libelium sensor platform to control the environmental impact of the vessels in the Port of Mallorca. Authorities were worried about the high level of cruises, ferries, and boats, in order to prevent their negative effects on life conditions in the surrounding areas in such a touristic destination. The installation of a sensor network focused to monitor the air quality, noise and weather parameters. Everything was aimed at making d...