Environmental Public Health Information Management System

Digitalization - Knowledge for the future!

Hans-Petter Halvorsen

Introduction

Environmental Public Health Information Management System (EPH) is a system for collection and presentation of environmental data in Grenland, Norway. The collection of data come from different sources, where one is from small-scale measurement stations developed at University of South-Eastern Norway - USN.

 

Digitalization: The systems that are developed store information in a Database and present an overview of the emissions and effects of emissions in Grenland in the last 50 years on a Web Site. Grenland is one of the areas in Norway with the historically highest density of heavy industry and associated emissions to the environment. What can we learn from the previous historical environmental issues in Grenland? Applied Machine Learning will give you the answers!

In combination with an existing Real-Time Environmental Public Health Information Management System (EPH) created in previous projects, we will get an unique overview of environmental data both in the past and in the future.

 

Machine Learning (ML) will be applied to get aggregated information from these environmental data. This new insightful information will then be presented on the website.

 

System: Below we see an overview of the system:

 

Measurement Data are acquired from different sources, both from large Measurement Stations located in Grenland and from small-scale measurement stations. The idea is to collect a large amount of data from different sources into one unified system. The data can then be monitored and analyzed in different ways. Better insight and decisions: By combining data from different sources we can compare and see the data in a new context.

Project Keywords: Industrial IT, Database Systems, Datalogging and Monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning.

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Enivronmental Public Health Web Site

 

Several projects has been carried out by students at University of South-Eastern Norway - USN. The students are Bachelor students from Informatikk og Automatisering (IA) (Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science and Industrial Automation) and Master Students from Industrial IT and Automation (IIA) (Master Study (Campus Study Program), which is an English study program for Norwegian and foreign students).

 

Below we see the real-time monitoring of air polllution data 24-7 at University of South-Eastern Norway. On the TV screen we see real-time data and historical data from the different measurement station in Grenland, Norway. We see Nils-Olav Skeie viewing the web application on a large TV screen.

Enivronmental Public Health Web Site - The web site is made by Ola Anton Grytten, Master Student at University of South-Eastern Norway.

 

 

Projects

Below you find detailed information and results from all the projects that have been carried out:

2018

Project 5:

Management of Environmental and Health related Data from a Historical perspective using Machine Learning (Final Report)

 

Web Application

 

Project 4:

Master Thesis 2018 (Final Report)

 

Web Application

 

2017

Project 3:

Master Thesis 2017 (Final Report)

 

Project 2:

Bachelor Project 2017 (Final Report)

 

2016

Project 1:

Master Project 2016 (Final Report)

 

 

Overview of the System

The data is made public available and they are monitored, analysed, and presented at a public Web Site (Master Thesis 2018) or alternatively Web Site (Bachelor Project 2017), or this third alternative Web Site (Master Thesis 2017) . The data is of public interest, e.g., asthmatics, decision makers, and for research, etc.

Below we see a system overview:

 

Monitoring Environmental Issues

The main goal with this project is to measure, collect and monitoring environmental issues in Grenland, Norway.

Below we see information about the project in a local newspaper:

Title: Monitoring Environmental Issues (Norwegian: "Overvåking av Miljøproblemer") [source: Telemarksavisa 2017-04-23]

 

Monitoring Example: In the Figure below we see monitoring of PM10:

 

Knowledge for the Future

The Environmental Public Health R&D project is a collaboration with local companies and industry. The project is about development and maintenance of infrastructure and data system for gathering, acquiring and analysis of environmental and public health information data for Porsgrunn and Grenland.
Typical data for acquiring and analyzing are air pollution and air quality, emissions from industry, emissions from cars, number of cars, etc. Design and development of stations for data acquitting and monitoring, or integration with existing stations are important part of the project.

Knowledge for the future: The system will be important in the development of new industries, research and development areas.

 

 

Making our own Measurement Station

Here you find an other announcement about the project in a local newspaper (In Norwegian):

Title: Making our own Measurement Station [source: Telemarksavisa 2017-04-19]

Laget sin egen målestasjon - Telemarksavisa 2017-04-19 (In Norwegian) Bachelor Project 2017

 

Project Contents

The project includes the following key elements:

 

 

Project Partners

In this R&D project the following companies are involved:

 

Others are also involved in the project, such as

 

This system has been developed in cooperation with and part of different student projects, see more details about the spesific student projects below.

 

 

Measurement Stations

An important part of the project is the Measurement Stations that collects the environmental data.

(Picture taken by Students)

The Figure shows 2 different Measurement Stations, one full-scale scale Measurement Station, and one Micro-scale Measurement Station. In this project we are building and testing new Micro-scale Measurement Stations that have been built from scrach. We wil then test and compare the Micro-scale Measurement Stations together with the full-scale Measurement Station.

Data Logging Overview:

 

 

Web Sites

An other important part of the project is the web site that displays and present the environmental data. Below you find the web site that has been developed as part of this R&D project.

So far, 3 different prototypes have been made:

Enivronmental Public Health Web Site (Master Thesis 2018)

Previous prototypes:

Link to Web Site Prototype #2 (Bachelor Project 2017)

Link to Web Site Prototype #3 (Master Thesis 2017)

Furter projects will take the best from both these web sites and merge them together to the final system.

 

 

Technical Project Foundation

The technical foundation for this project are the following topics:

Click on these topics above and you will find lots of background information, training material, videos, and other resoures.

 

 

Research

Research Groups

These projects has been carried out as part of the Smart Technology Research Group at the University.

 

Research Publications

Some of the results from these projects have been published:

 

More Publications

 

 

Project Management System

In order to keep track of the development of the projects the Project Management System (PMS) is used. PMS is a modern and flexible Web Application that handles all aspects of the project, from Requirements Analysis, Task Mangement including Taskboard, Meetings (Notice of Meetings, Minutes of Meetings, etc.), Discussions, Status Reporting, Issue Tracking and Management.

The Video is also available on YouTube

 

Student Projects

Below we get an overview of some of the student projects at University of South-Eastern Norway - USN that have been involved in this R&D project.

So far 5 student projects have been carried out, 4 Master projects and 1 Bachelor project.

Below you find detailed information about these projects:

 

2018

Master Projects

Management of Environmental and Health related Data from a Historical perspective using Machine Learning

Final Report

Link to Web Site

Partners: Tel-Tek, Telemark Hospital - Department of Occupational Medicine/Sykehuset Telemark, and Porsgrunn municipality/Porsgrunn Kommune

 

Master Projects

Environmental Public Health Information Management System

Final Report

Link to Web Site

Partners: Tel-Tek, Telemark Hospital - Department of Occupational Medicine/Sykehuset Telemark, and Porsgrunn municipality/Porsgrunn Kommune

 

2017

Bachelor Projects

Information Management System for Environmental and Public Health Information

Final Report

Link to Web Site

Partners: Tel-Tek, Telemark Hospital - Department of Occupational Medicine/Sykehuset Telemark, and Porsgrunn municipality/Porsgrunn Kommune

 

Master Projects

Environmental Public Health Information Management System

Final Report

Link to Web Site

Partners: Tel-Tek, Telemark Hospital - Department of Occupational Medicine/Sykehuset Telemark, and Porsgrunn municipality/Porsgrunn Kommune

 

2016

Master Projects

Development of a Database System for Environmental and Public Health Information

Final Report

Partners: Tel-Tek, Telemark Hospital - Department of Occupational Medicine/Sykehuset Telemark, and Porsgrunn municipality/Porsgrunn Kommune

 

University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

The projects have been carried out at University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

Bachelor

Here you find information about the Bachelor program at USN:

 

Master

Here you find information about the Master program at USN:

 

 

Additional Resources

Below you will find more interesting resources


IoT

Internet of Things

Industrial IT

Different Topics within Industrial IT



Projects

Research and Development Projects

Teaching and Education

Teaching and Educational Resources