San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
Follow us on LinkedIn - Environmental contamination has been an area of concern since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Explosive population growth, rapid industrialization, and agricultural developments have contributed significantly to the deterioration of air, water, and soil quality levels over the decades, thereby affecting biological life and ecosystem. The potential impact of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change are far-reaching, affecting the global economy, human and wildlife health. In addition, natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis also contribute to destruction of ecosystems and habitat. Also with rise in anthropogenic activity and resultant stress on marine and aquatic environments, there is a growing need for monitoring and measuring oceanic bodies for parameters such as dissolved oxygen levels, turbidity, sensitivity, pH and fluorescence among others. With several governments playing an active role in funding and encouraging environmental monitoring programs, growth in the global market is expected to remain buoyant.
The surging need to monitor emissions continues to fuel the need to develop more sensitive and cost-effective environmental sensors. Nanotechnology and micro-electromechanical technology led improvements in sensor development, design, and production, is expected to benefit the market. Nanotechnology enables sensors to be selective in the detection of multiple analytes and monitoring their presence in real time. Current research in the nano space is focused on design and integration of organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials, development of biomimetic materials, synthesis of nano-and mesoscopic materials, studying the sensing properties of reactive materials and the study of supramolecular materials.
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are increasingly being designed for use in a broad spectrum of applications, including in detecting environmental contaminants, precision agriculture, logistics management, inventory systems and habitant monitoring among others. The WSN technology facilitates in monitoring and managing huge set of environmental data, including atmospheric, climatic, soil and plant parameters influencing cropland growing environments.
As stated by the new market research report on Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Strong growth is expected from developing markets including Asia Pacific driven by large-scale industrialization and changing international environmental policies and the increased need to comply with various environmental safety regulations.
Major players covered in the report include AirTest Technologies Inc., American Sensor Technologies Inc., Applied Technologies Inc., Coastal Environmental Systems Inc., E.S.I. Environmental Sensors Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp, Measurement Specialties Inc., MEMSIC INC., Northrop Grumman Corp, Ocean Optics Inc., Raytheon Company, Sensors Inc., and Vaisala Oyj.
The research report titled "Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections in US dollars for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America and Rest of World. The report also analyzes the global market for Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies by segment - Air, Marine, Terrestrial and Others.
For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Environmental_Sensing_and_Monitoring_Technologies_Market_Report.asp.
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