“Being chosen as a winner of the SECOORA Data Challenge is an honor! This project aims to provide an exciting new web tool showing the location and properties of eddies within SECOORA coastal high frequency radar coverage areas.”
Douglas Cahl, University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences
2023 | Integrating Data to Understand a Coastal Ocean Event
2022 | Integrating Data to Understand a Coastal Ocean Event
understand an environmental coastal ocean event.
2021 | Using Buoy and Shore Station Data to Meet User Needs
2020 | Using High Frequency Radar Data to Meet User Needs
Where are the Eddies?
Doug Cahl, University of South Carolina | Category 2 Awardee
Explore a tool that leverages HF radar’s unique data set to identify where eddies are located. Whether looking for the best fishing spot or researching ocean currents, this tool makes it so you do not have to be an expert to locate eddies.
2019 | Using Web Camera Data for Environmental Monitoring
Analyze Timing and Duration of Dune Erosion Events
Deanna Edwing and Kelsea Edwing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington | Category 1 Awardees
Utilize an algorithm that automatically identifies maximum water-levels at hourly intervals from web camera footage in the Southeast. It provides a valuable method for quickly detecting the timing and duration of dune erosion events and providing additional validation data for coastal erosion models developed by stakeholders.
Remotely Calibrate Coastal Web Cameras
Matthew Conlin, University of Florida | Category 2 Awardee
The Surf-camera Remote Calibration Tool, or SurfRCaT, is an open-source tool that solves for camera parameters needed to transform webcam landscape images into bird’s-eye-view maps that are scaled and oriented. These maps allow users to track coastal and nearshore geophysicial processes in real time and can be used to validate rip-current forecast models or augment existing coastal-zone monitoring activities.
2017 | Using Data to Meeting Stakeholder Needs
“Our team is very honored to have been selected to receive the 2019 data challenge award. Working with SECOORA and their WebCAT cameras will provide us with the resources, support, and opportunity to create and share our dune erosion algorithm with potential end-users. This algorithm will provide a valuable method for quickly detecting the timing and duration of dune erosion events and providing additional validation data for coastal erosion models developed by the USGS, NOAA, and others. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity and are excited to work with SECOORA on this project.”
Deanna Edwing and Kelsea Edwing, University of North Carolina Wilmington