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Data Microscope for Rural Areas

The Project “Datascope – Sensor-Based Data Economy in Lower Austria” Makes Invisible Environmental Data Visible

Similar to a microscope which renders things visible that are too small, or a telescope which lets us see things that are too far away, the project “Datascope” aims at making innately invisible data visible in their real environment.

Supporting Disaster Protection, Agriculture and Infrastructure

The focus is on the outdoor area where a digital infrastructure is lacking. Location-based environmental data are collected and represented using sensors. Potential application areas for this innovation are disaster protection, agriculture, viticulture, drinking water supply, and winter road maintenance.

Sensors could, for example, be used to capture the weather conditions and contribute to the ideal use of snow-clearing and gritting vehicles in rural communities, thus increasing traffic safety.

Promoting the Digital Development in Lower Austria

“The Lower Austrian universities are very well positioned in terms of digitalisation and engage in cutting-edge research in this field which is visible far beyond the borders of Austria. The project ‘Datascope’ promotes the digital further development in Lower Austria”, emphasises Johanna Mikl-Leitner, State Governor of Lower Austria, in a press release. At a government meeting last week, the Lower Austrian state government decided to issue funds in the amount of approximately 823,000 EUR for the “Datascope” project.

Wolfgang Aigner from the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies at the St. Pölten UAS is in charge of the project. Within its framework, the St. Pölten UAS collaborates with the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, with FOTEC Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH in Wiener Neustadt, and the Department for Integrated Sensor Systems of Danube University Krems, also located in Wiener Neustadt.

Links and Radio Reports

In its programme NÖ-Journal, the ORF NÖ reported on the project on 26 April at 12:00.

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FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Aigner Wolfgang, MSc

FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Aigner, MSc

Head of Research Institute
Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies
Lecturer Department of Media and Digital Technologies