EcoSensorNetwork.com (ESN) is a web application that serves two primary purposes. The first is to provide storage and access to data collected by the Mini Field Station (MFS). The second is to allow users to combine data collected by mini field stations with other, external data sets, such as precipitation, soil moisture and others.

Support for the Mini Field Station
The Mini Field Station (minifieldstation.com) is a low cost, general purpose data logger that can be modified to work with a variety of sensors. Multiple loggers can be combined into a wireless sensor network and data acquired through this network is uploaded in near real-time to ESN.

Data Sets and Reporting
Additional data sets can be uploaded and combined with MFS data. These data sets can be from any source but need to be formatted before upload to ESN. Users can generate reports that combine MFS data with external data sets.

Current Status
This application is currently under development and you could encounter an error from time to time. Please feel free to share any problems using this site with us via email.


Who gets access to my data?
You determine which users get access to your data. Users with whom you share your data have read only access. They cannot manipulate your data.

Do I forfeit any ownership rights to my data?
No, you own your data. We cannot do anything with your data (other than make a copy for backups).

My personal information, what do you do with it?
We store a username, nickname and email address for the purpose of authentication. We do not share this information with anyone.

Is my data backed up?
Yes, we use an automated system for backing up the entire database in case of catastrophic failure. However, we do not have a way to undo certain operations. For example, if you delete data you have uploaded, we cannot retrieve it for you.

Where is my data stored?
Your data is stored on a server in the United States of America, managed by top industry vendor Rackspace.

Is this free?
We allow you to store up to 600,000 data points a year for free. This works out to be a little more than 1 data point per minute.