Date: Tuesday – November 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Speakers: Debra Hernandez, SECOORA; Mark Willis, Surfline; Joseph Long, USGS; Dwayne Porter, USC, Greg Dusek, NOAA NOS
Web cameras are transforming how environmental monitoring is conducted. Video data is being used for applications related to transportation and commerce, preparedness and risk reduction, and stewardship of coastal resources.
The NOS Web Camera Applications Testbed (WebCAT) is a one year project that is installing web cameras in five locations for various purposes – counting right whales, spotting rip currents, validating wave run up models, understanding human use of natural resources and more. This unique project is a public-private partnership leveraging the expertise and capabilities of private, nonprofit and public sectors.