Cam-Era for You
What Cam-Era can do for you
Every day we come up with new things that Cam-Era can monitor. These are some of our current uses.
Just simply using the snapshots collected every hour...
- Counting objects, for example bird populations and how people make use of access ways
- Water levels can be measured in lakes or lagoons by sighting on graduated poles in the field of view; accuracy of the measurements depends on how close the camera is to the pole. (Extreme water levels can also be measured in this way.)
- River mouth migration
- Dune toe and high-water mark location for mapping coastal hazards
- Updates on surf and beach and river mouth conditions for recreational and commercial users
- Navigation state of flows in rivers and on bars
- Gravel transport in rivers
- Making movies for education and research
Using some of the fancier Cam-Era products, such as averages of groups of images...
- Shoreline position, high water mark
- Rip location and movements: these can be measured from the mean location of wave breaking.
- Sand banks and bar location and movement can be measured from the mean location of wave breaking.
- Longshore current direction: the direction of foam streak movement that can be identified from time-stacks gives the direction of the longshore current.
- Wave run-up
- Wave statistics: we can measure wave period, direction and speed from the snap-shots and timestacks; these are good, accurate measurements with high spatial and temporal resolution. We are also investigating ways of measuring wave height.
- Nearshore bathymetry: the wave speed measured off the timestacks changes with the depth of the water.
You think of an application and we will find a way to do it!