Environment Monitoring Using Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Technologies

A Case Study of the Odd-Even Rule for Pollution Control in Delhi
  • Vikas NathEmail author
  • Artash Nath
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 481)


195 countries gathered in Paris in 2015 to conclude the legally binding climate agreement to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Continuous environment monitoring is a prerequisite for designing policies which can reduce global climate emissions. Only a handful of countries have the capabilities to carry out advanced climate measurements. Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Technologies can lower the technological and financial barriers for developing countries to monitor climate emissions. The authors made use of environmental COTS technologies along with information and communication technologies (ICT) to assess the impact of pollution control initiatives rolled out by the Delhi government on experimental basis.


Climate change Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Technologies Delhi Environmental monitoring and policies Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Odd-Even rule Particulate matter Pollution Sensors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HotPopRobot.comTorontoCanada

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