Smart Environment Monitoring & Analysis Technologies (SEMAT)

This project seeks to develop new, commercially-focused technologies in wireless sensor networks. SEMAT is funded in part by the Queensland Government National and International Research Alliance Program (NIRAP).


A Buoy deployed at Heron Island.

The Smart Environment Monitoring and Analysis Technologies (SEMAT) project is largely driven by the need to create a low cost intelligent sensor network system for monitoring aquatic and coastal environments, and importantly the analysis of that data into information which can be used for management and planning. The specific goals for SEMAT are as follows:

  • Underwater wireless communications
  • Short-range wireless and power transmission
  • Plug and Play
  • Minimal deployment expertise
  • Near real time analysis tools
  • Intelligent sensors


SEMAT draws on a large multidisciplinary team that spans both academia and industry.


    • About
    • Welcome
    • Partners
    • How to get Involed
      Research in Focus
    • Businees and Development
    • People, Place & Culture
    • Medicine
    • Science and Environment
      Research Centres
    • James Cook University
    • Coral Reed Studies Centre of Excellence
    • Cairns Institute + Disaster Studies
    • Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change
    • TropWATER
    • CSIRO
    • Track
    • NCRIS Activites
    • TERN
    • IMOS
    • AURIN
    • Griffith University
    • Track (Coastal Tropics in North Australia)
    • University of Queensland
    • SEMAT(UQ, JCU, UQ)
    • Metadata Repository
    • Wallace
    • Edgar
    • SEMAT
    • AP02