The "Dataskop" research project strengthens the digital development of Lower Austria and is considered a milestone in digitization. The "Dataskop" project is concerned with visualizing the data from sensors and is being implemented jointly by several universities.
The "Dataskop" project aims to make invisible data visible in their real environment and consequently usable. The focus is on the outdoor area, away from well-developed digital infrastructures. Location-based environmental data are collected and displayed via sensors. For the rural area of Lower Austria, digital support means a sustainable improvement in the public sector. Future fields of application could be in disaster control, agriculture, especially viticulture, drinking water supply or winter services.
The interdisciplinary research team includes researchers from the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, FOTEC Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH in Wiener Neustadt and the Department for Integrated Sensor Systems of the Danube University Krems, also located in Wiener Neustadt.
In the course of the project, which will run for three years, the cooperation partners will also deal with data acquisition, IT security and the economic use of data. In addition to the scientific publications, the developed basic technologies will be made publicly available as open source software and hardware components. The project, funded by the province of Lower Austria, thus makes an important contribution to the goals of the Lower Austrian research, technology and innovation program.