Next Article in Journal
Sensing and Forecasting Crowd Distribution in Smart Cities: Potentials and Approaches
Previous Article in Journal
Decentralized Actionable Cyber Threat Intelligence for Networks and the Internet of Things
 
 
Article

Testing an “IoT” Tide Gauge Network for Coastal Monitoring

1
Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZT, UK
2
Marlan Maritime Technologies, Queens Dock Business Centre, Norfolk Street, Liverpool L1 0BG, UK
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
IoT 2021, 2(1), 17-32; https://doi.org/10.3390/iot2010002
Received: 15 December 2020 / Revised: 5 January 2021 / Accepted: 7 January 2021 / Published: 8 January 2021
A low-cost “Internet of Things” (IoT) tide gauge network was developed to provide real-time and “delayed mode” sea-level data to support monitoring of spatial and temporal coastal morphological changes. It is based on the Arduino Sigfox MKR 1200 micro-controller platform with a Measurement Specialties pressure sensor (MS5837). Experiments at two sites colocated with established tide gauges show that these inexpensive pressure sensors can make accurate sea-level measurements. While these pressure sensors are capable of ~1 cm accuracy, as with other comparable gauges, the effect of significant wave activity can distort the overall sea-level measurements. Various off-the-shelf hardware and software configurations were tested to provide complementary data as part of a localized network and to overcome operational constraints, such as lack of suitable infrastructure for mounting the tide gauges and for exposed beach locations. View Full-Text
Keywords: tide gauge network; Internet of Things; beach morphology tide gauge network; Internet of Things; beach morphology
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Knight, P.; Bird, C.; Sinclair, A.; Higham, J.; Plater, A. Testing an “IoT” Tide Gauge Network for Coastal Monitoring. IoT 2021, 2, 17-32. https://doi.org/10.3390/iot2010002

AMA Style

Knight P, Bird C, Sinclair A, Higham J, Plater A. Testing an “IoT” Tide Gauge Network for Coastal Monitoring. IoT. 2021; 2(1):17-32. https://doi.org/10.3390/iot2010002

Chicago/Turabian Style

Knight, Philip, Cai Bird, Alex Sinclair, Jonathan Higham, and Andy Plater. 2021. "Testing an “IoT” Tide Gauge Network for Coastal Monitoring" IoT 2, no. 1: 17-32. https://doi.org/10.3390/iot2010002

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop