Natural Resources Session
 Chairman :  Dr. Suhaimi Napis ( NR Director )
 Objectives :  To provide updates on the natural resources-related topics that can benefit through and be facilitated by cyberscience infrastructure (advanced network) development.
 Target Audience :  Researchers involved in natural resource informatics, decision support system, semantic web, e-science/e-infrastructure platform development, data management, sensor grid, data grid, high performance/grid coputing for modelling, simulation and visualization in areas such as, but not limited to, earth observation, geospatial data products, earth monitoring, bioinformatics, environmental informatics, agriculture informatics, biodiversity informatics, and other derivative services and applications.
 Expected Number of Participants :  50
 Agenda :   09:00 ~ 09:30 Natural Resource Area: Brief Introduction Suhaimi Napis, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Remote)
09:30 ~ 10:00
Presenter: Muhammad Farhan Sjaugi, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Remote)
Title:BIRUNI Grid Update: Porting for Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics for Natural Resource Research
Presenter: Marco Paganoni, INFN
Title: EUAsia Grid Activities Update

10:30~11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 ~ 11:30 Presenter: Prof.Dr. Borhanudin Mohd Ali, Universiti Putra Malaysia Title: Wireless Sensor Network Channel Characteristic in Tropical Agriculture
The deployment of Wireless Sensor Network(WSN) for remote monitoring involve in several areas not limited to industry, structure monitoring, transportation, logistic and precision agriculture. The advantages of Wireless Sensor Network such as optimum reliability, self healing, support for a large number of nodes, fast and easy deployment, very long battery life, security and low cost deployment leads WSN as one of the most suitable method for remote monitoring. Channel characteristic of WSN vary depending on the working environment; influenced by temperature, humidity and other parameters. This paper studies the channel characteristic of WSN in ISM band deployed in Tropical Agriculture. The influence of Tropical Environment to WSN is studied in terms of Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI), Link Quality Index (LQI) with respect to temperature and humidity. The outcome of the study is vital for understanding of WSN Channel Characteristic for massive deployment of precision agriculture in Tropical Region.

11:30 ~ 12:00 Presenter: Raja Syamsul Azmir Raja Abdullah, (Universiti Putra Malaysia) Title: Field Trial of WSN-Based Slope Monitoring in Malaysia
The importance of continuous slope monitoring is vital for Tropical Country especially Malaysia. Heavy downpour, monsoon season and stability of soil are some of the major parameters that could contribute to landslide that impact loss of live and economy stability. The background of the landslide happens in Malaysia and the importance of Slope Monitoring in Malaysia is presented. The advantage of Wireless Sensor Network leads to one the best solution for continuous slope monitoring. The field trial of WSN-Based slope monitoring was done encompassing several types of sensors; Soil Moisture, In Place Inclinometer and Rain Gauge integrated with WSN mote and gateway providing remote monitoring of various types of data for projection of landslide.

12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch

13:00 ~ 14:30 Convenor: Suhaimi Napis (Universiti Putra Malaysia (Remote) Topic: Discussion on Re-Alignment of NR Area in APAN
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