Smart Sea Level Sensor Project

By Sean Burgess -
Interim Public Works Director

Last year, staff, in conjunction with residential volunteers (Bob Hainly and Rick Cunningham) met with Russ Clark, a Professor with Georgia Tech, to discuss the plausibility of installing sea level sensor(s) in The Landings.

During this meeting, staff and residential volunteers provided Clark with a tour of Landings Harbor and Delegal Creek Marina, which were two obvious spots for the potential smart sensor installations.

This project, dubbed the Smart Sea Level Sensors Project, is one of four State grant projects funded under the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge and is in partnership with Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). The Landings was selected as part of the larger Chatham County project. The strategies developed by the grant recipients are meant to serve as models that could be implemented elsewhere to advance smart technology and improve community well-being across Georgia.

In May, Clark successfully installed a sea level sensor inside the wall at Landings Harbor Marina. This project will be ongoing throughout the summer and will include the installation of a permanent, outdoor antenna on the roof peak at the Landings Harbor Marina Office. It also will include a mounted gateway and hardwired ethernet, the installation of a second sensor at Landings Harbor Marina on the outside of the breaker wall (potentially on the fish cleaning house), the installation/mounting of a gateway on the tower roof of the Delegal Creek Marina, and the installation of a sensor on the dock at Delegal Creek Marina.

We’ll continue to keep the community apprised of the project’s progression. In the meantime, the data from the sensor at Landings Harbor Marina is visible on a prototype dashboard. Again, as the project progresses, the application development also will receive technology upgrades and improvements along the way. Feel free to visit the link below to access the data:

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