The IOS-net project is a regional cooperation project that is part of the current collective effort in the intelligent management of the renewable energy resource of solar energy.
The ENERGY-Lab Laboratory, with its expertise in solar metrology and massive data management, is the leader in the implementation of cooperation between Indian Oceanian countries
In this project, the ENERGY-Lab research team and its partners have defined a dual goal:
- Expansion of the actual network to the IOC territories (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles). All partners will be equipped with identical stations.
- All data collected will be freely available in a TDS server within a special file size designed for mapping. Data quality control will be ensured by ENERGY-Lab.
In terms of promotion, the project will enable :
- The development of a smartphone application that displayed all data2 collected in a nearly ”real-time”.
- Innovators, scientists and populations to take over the developed tools through workshops and knowledge sharing.
The IOS-net project is divided in three actions :
- Action 1: Network expansion to the IOC territories.
- Action 2: The opening of a database and TDS server.
- Action 3: Promotion, communication and knowledge transfer.
The Reunion Island research team (LE2P) and its partner, the IOC, have set up three project objectives :
- The solar radiation ground-based measurements existing network in Reunion Island extension to the IOC territories (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles) – and other standard meteorological parameters. In concrete terms, the 4 partners will be equipped with identical stations to those that LE2P has been developing for more than 7 years now in and around Reunion Island.
- The accessibility of the data collected in open data on a TDS server (offering a file format specifically designed for mapping), the quality of this data being controlled by the LE2P research laboratory.
- Training of local populations through knowledge transfer workshops on solar resource management : a mini-series describing the project and a smartphone application allowing to consult in real time the data of the stations will be realized.
Weather Station Mounting Tests
The meteorological services of the different territories are today owners of the IOS-net weather stations and partners of the project :
● The Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) pour Maurice
● The Seychelles Meteorological Authority (SMA) pour Les Seychelles
● L’Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie (ANACM) pour les Comores
● La Direction Générale de la Météorologie (DGM) pour Madagascar
The IOS-net project is financed by two types of European fundings :
– EDF funds via the Indian Ocean Commission
– ERDF/Interreg funds: co-financing by Europe, the State and the Réunion Region
In terms of valorization, the project will allow:
- Information to the population: the data collected will be public, through a free smartphone application (near real-time display of sunshine and weather on a territory map).
- The transfer of skills, by training business owners and scientists in the tools developed areas.
Scientific Supervisor : Jean-Pierre Chabriat
Scientific Assistants : Patrick Jeanty et Mathieu Delsaut
Project manager : Morgane Goulain, Technical and Scientific Coordinator Design Engineer
- Nicolas Hassambay, Métrology Design Engineer
- Alexandre Graillet, Database and TDS server IT Design Engineer
- Patrick Jeanty, Research Engineer
- Mathieu Delsaut, Scientific computation Engineer
- Christian Brouat, Research and Training Technician
- Yannis Hoarau, Research and Training Technician
Project Manager : Morgane Goulain (email@example.com)
Technical Manager : Patrick Jeanty (firstname.lastname@example.org)