Thawing permafrost in alpine regions poses an increasing threat to human life and infrastructure. We maintain a wireless sensing system which enables long-term and multi-modal monitoring of mountain slopes in harsh, high-alpine regions. To acquire as much information as possible under the constraints given by this environment we develop and optimize learning-based algorithms for the edge and for the cloud.
Sorting relevant from irrelevant information on the edge reduces the transmission cost and increases reactivity while cloud computing permits a qualitative, long-term analysis.
By taking the whole chain into account from low-power embedded device via data transmission and processing to data visualization and analysis we present an optimized tool suite for monitoring the effects of climate change in steep permafrost rock.