REMARKABLE (Rural Environmental Monitoring via ultra wide-ARea networKs And distriButed federated Learning) is a project funded by the European Commission under HORIZON-MSCA-2021-SE-01 – Staff Exchanges programme. The project comprises 11 European and 5 African institutions, coordinated by PDM E FC PROJECTO DESENVOLVIMENTO MANUTENÇÃO FORMAÇÃO E CONSULTADORIA LDA, Lisbon. The project started on 1 January 2023 and will last until 31 December 2026.
Internet of Things (IoT) technology combined with complementary support for data analytics is the corner stone of today’s digital transformation. The societal and economic impact of IoT/ML systems in urban and suburban areas significantly outpaces the one in rural areas due to a limited reach of connectivity infrastructure.
REMARKABLE aims at reversing further widening of the urban-rural gap. This will be done by bringing efficient and affordable IoT/ML solutions to deep rural areas, reaching out to applications and use cases ranging from wildlife management, rural tourism, livestock monitoring, water and air pollution control, and others. By identifying main gaps in connectivity and affordable data analytics and through interleaved research, development and validation in a real-world setting, REMARKABLE will address the challenge of bringing IoT and data analytics systems a step closer to seamless, energy efficient and secure deployment in rural areas.