The Center for Environmental Sensing And Modeling (CENSAM), a Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) - Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG), seeks to provide proof of concepts in the paradigm of pervasive monitoring, modeling and control within the highly developed and carefully managed urban environment of Singapore.

Working together, MIT and Singapore collaborators are establishing capabilities within CENSAM and in Singapore academic institutions to address environmental problems of importance to Singapore and South East Asia, such as:

Urban research includes the thermal coupling between buildings and urban atmostphere that produces the urban heat island effect, investigations of urban air and water quality, and the development of wireless sensor networks to monitor and control urban systems.

Marine investigations include coastal sediment transport and the development of fully automated chemical sensing systems for deployment in autonomous marine vehicles, which incorporate elements of biomimicy and have advanced navigational and mapping facilities.

Climate studies include predictions of regional climate change at decadal time scales, field-based investigations of tropical peat lands and carbon emissions associated with their destruction, and paleoclimate investigations based on corals that act as long-term sensors of chemical chamges in the marine environment.

CENSAM's goals are to develop and deploy new environmental sensor technologies and to incorporate data from these and other sources into representations of the natural and built environment that are linked across spatial scales, from an individual constructed facility to the meso-scale of the city-state, the regional ocean and atmosphere and the global climate.

Please browse through our website to find out more about CENSAM research, news, researchers, publications, and opportunities to participate in the Center, etc.

You can also download our corporate brochure for a quick summary of CENSAM research areas and topics.


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