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An open source, low cost video-based coastal monitoring system


Nieto, MA and Garau, B and Balle, S and Simarro, G and Zarruk Serrano, GA and Ortiz, A and Tintore, J and Alvarez-Ellacuria, A and Gomez-Pujol, L and Orfila, A, An open source, low cost video-based coastal monitoring system, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35, (14) pp. 1712-1719. ISSN 1096-9837 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/esp.2025


A low cost, automated, remote monitoring video system built on standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and implemented with open source software is presented. The system has been implemented in a coastal area to perform image acquisition and processing, generating statistical products and transferring the information from the field to a central node where post-processing and data visualization are made available to the general public. The open structure of the software allows the user to implement new routines and modules appropriate to fit specific needs as well as to adapt the system to study other dynamical processes where continuous observation is required. The software and image data base can be obtained as freeware. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Zarruk Serrano, GA (Dr Gustavo Zarruk Serrano)
ID Code:83847
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:46
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-03-25
Last Modified:2013-03-25

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