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Testing an “IoT” Tide Gauge Network for Coastal Monitoring

Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZT, UK
Marlan Maritime Technologies, Queens Dock Business Centre, Norfolk Street, Liverpool L1 0BG, UK
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IoT 2021, 2(1), 17-32;
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
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Knight, P.; Bird, C.; Sinclair, A.; Higham, J.; Plater, A. Testing an “IoT” Tide Gauge Network for Coastal Monitoring. IoT 2021, 2, 17-32.

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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.

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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.

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