WQData LIVE is a web-based project management service that allows users 24/7 instant access to data collected from remote telemetry systems.
WQData LIVE is a web-based project management service that allows users 24/7 instant access to data collected from remote telemetry systems. Users with NexSens G2, X2 and V2 platforms have the ability to configure and update systems remotely via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, cellular or satellite telemetry. All projects are password-protected with multi-level access. Administrators have full access for remote communication and project modification, while collaborators are limited to viewing and exporting data.
The online database offers the ability to view live readings, configure alerts to notify project personnel when data values exceed threshold limits, export data and more. The project dashboard includes a Google Maps view showing all project sites on a map with zoom, scroll and drag capability. The bottom of the dashboard includes a project overview, data disclaimer and project photo. For projects with multiple locations, each site within a project shows the data loggers connected along with a site photo in a convenient viewing pane.
Clicking on any site within a project displays the most recent data values alongside a graph depicting a day, week, month or year of data. Within each parameter, users can register to receive alerts via email based on a high or low threshold. A rich set of meta data and diagnostic data specific to each site is displayed at the bottom for troubleshooting sensor or data logger issues. With this rich set of tools, WQData LIVE simplifies the task of managing an environmental monitoring project.
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“We had already developed 4D printed deployable structures that use the combination of shape memory polymer strips and tunable, bi-stable joints to reconfigure themselves from flat structures into different forms,” explains Professor Shea.Read More
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Five Rivers MetroParks covers 16,000 acres of diverse lands in southwestern Ohio. The “five rivers” in its name refer to the Miami River, Stillwater River, Mad River, Twin Creek and Wolf Creek which give character to the region.
Grace Dietsch has been involved in many of Five Rivers MetroParks environmental monitoring programs in her four years as Five Rivers MetroParks Biologist. Butterflies, deer, salamanders, fish, snakes and birds are some of the many species being monitored on MetroParks grounds. While MetroParks staff members compile the data, volunteers sometimes provide a significant portion of the environmental monitoring data itself. “We try to contribute to research and management decisions with the data we gather,” explains Dietsch.Read More