In conjunction with the Environment Agency Solent and South Downs Flood Resilience Team, part of Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) and Internal Environment Management, part of Corporate Assets, Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing (CASHEW), Meteor have collected the Environment Agency Project Excellence Award in the Asset Management category at the Flood and Coast Conference gala dinner ceremony held at the Telford International Centre.
The award is in recognition of the excellent work by the teams involved on projects that demonstrate innovation, creativity and social value whilst embedding a safety and sustainability culture.
The Environment Agency Flood Defence Camera Network utilizes over 150 fully operational Meteor Remote Mobile cameras integrated into a shared environmental web portal for operational and community based social media interaction.
Pictured at the cermony from left to right are Andrew Scott and Tim Wilson, Directors of Meteor Communications, David Bonner Environment Agency Solent & South Downs Resilience Technical Advisor, Martin Sloots and Matt Dibbs, Directors of Meteor Communications and John Curtin, Environment Agency Acting Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management .
The Meteor Nexus GPRS camera has been awarded first prize in the Environment Agency’s Excellence Awards 2016 – Asset Management category. This is a recognition of the work completed on the Flood Defence Camera Network and the awards ceremony will take place at the Flood and Coast Conference on 24th Feb in Telford. Meteor will also be exhibiting so please come and join us! Click here for a link to the exhibition.
The full article available here describes the live operation of over 120 Meteor Nexus Cameras for flood protection, the first large scale installation of it kind in the country:
“Solar-powered cameras – The Environment Agency has recently installed solar powered cameras at locations around the country to monitor water levels in crucial areas. The cameras are linked to Twitter and when residents have signed up to the service, they will receive alerts and photos via twitter when water levels rise significantly.”
As shown in the image above, the cost-effective cameras are quick to deploy, low maintenance and robust. For more information about the EA Flood Defence Camera Network please click here.
Continuing Meteor’s strategy of embracing Open Data for the benefit of its large and varied user community, external data and applications have been made available in the Meteor Data Centre user interface:
Open Government Hydrometry Data
Following the release of over 3,000 Water Level, Groundwater Level and Flow Station data sites under the Open Government Licence all of these sites are available to view and manipulate in the Meteor Data Centre.
Environment Agency 3 Day Flood Risk Forecast and Mapping
Met. Office Weather Forecast
A five day weather forecast view showing cloud condition, temperature, wind speed/direction and UV levels along with national real time forecast maps of rainfall, pressure and temperature is available.
This development reflects the movement towards an Internet of Things (IoT) approach for application content that Meteor will continue to develop and expand for the benefit of end users as new data sources become available.
Over the next few weeks Meteor will be exhibiting at the SWIG Sensing in Water Conference on the 23rd September at the Belfry and at the Flood Defence Expo at the EXCEL centre on the 14th and 15th of October. Please do come and visit our stand for a chat!
We will also be visiting Aquatech Amsterdam on 4th November
The MCE-Nexus camera continues to be successfully deployed for trash screen monitoring, bringing high quality, real time images from remote locations with no mains power or other infrastructure. The newly released datasheet Nexus installation examples shows some example deployments for customers in a variety of locations across the UK.
In the past week Meteor have been installing a major Flood Monitoring system on behalf of a Local Authority in Wales. This will help to protect thousands of homes and demonstrates large scale multi-mode real time monitoring, incorporating level monitoring, cameras and metrological sensors integrated to a web platform. Click here for the full project article
Meteor have provided two MCC-972XS GPRS Telemetry units to Partech Instruments for retro fitment on data buoys at PD Ports Teesside. The units report multiple Water Quality parameters in real time with 15 minute data acquisition and also control the instrumentation for power efficiency. The use of Meteor telemetry has increased the data collection capability of the buoys whilst reducing power consumption.
Thankyou to everyone who visited the stand at WWEM in Telford, it was good to catch up with existing customers and to meet many potential new ones! Following the GPRS camera workshop please find the presentation available to download here WWEM Cam presentation 06-11-14