Entura a key contributor to award winning project
The South Esk Hydrological Sensor Web: Next-Generation Catchment Management was recently named the category winner for Sustainability and Green IT at the 11th Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards. The project was entered into the awards after taking out the same category at the Australian iAwards.
Entura was a key member of the project team, which involved numerous companies and individuals.
The aim of the South Esk Hydrological Sensor Web, initiated by the CSIRO, is to expose numerous sensor data collected by various agencies via open web service interfaces using standardised information models.
The project involved the installation of live hydrometric data sensors (rainfall, air temperature, humidity, etc). It uses existing river flow and rainfall station networks in Tasmania to contribute to the collection and centralisation of live hydrometric data in the catchment.
This is done via open web services, a live flow forecasting model and a web based user interface for interrogating collected data.
Entura played a key role in installing telemetered hydrometric sensor sites (such as the St Mary’s weather station pictured), and developing and hosting the live forecasting model for the catchment that interfaces with the CSIRO’s web applications.
Congratulations to everyone involved.
For more information on the awards visit http://apicta2011.com/