Monitoring Climate Change

21 Dec 2009 0 Share

CoastalCOMS, the research arm of leading surf camera company Coastalwatch, has developed ground breaking coastal monitoring technology for beaches and waterways, and in conjunction with Gold Coast City Council, is launching a new web portal for the Gold Coast community that will provide real time information on the health of Gold Coast beaches.

The new web portal at http://gccc.coastalcoms.com is unique in providing live images from Coastalwatch shore-mounted video cameras as well as processed data that analyses Gold Coast beach health, and provides historical data and reports on Gold Coast beaches. Over time, as data continues to be provided to the site, a comprehensive database of Gold Coast beach conditions in real time, will be established.

Gold Coast City Council's Director of Engineering Services Warren Day, said the health of the city's beaches and foreshores was a key priority. "Council works hard maintaining our valuable beaches and coastal monitoring, along with community education, is extremely important in the management process," said Mr Day. "The new beach health portal will be a useful tool to help us do this."

The website features coastal zone management information including:


  • Live Vision for Northern Beaches (Narrowneck) and Palm Beach
  • Timex Imaging
  • Google Earth overlays of weekly shoreline position
  • Detailed coastal analysis reports
  • News and Events
  • History of Beach Management
  • Coastal Community Engagement Programs

A gallery of relevant images and videos is also provided, with the opportunity for the public to upload images of past and present beach erosion and nourishment events.

CoastalCOMS Chairman, Mr Kim Sundell said, "CoastalCOMS has developed a monitoring and data acquisition solution, which creates a real-time assessment tool for beaches and coastal environments. What is exciting is that the Community can now see what has happened historically, and what is currently happening on the coast, and have an informed understanding of beach health and conditions. It's a great way for the community to be involved in the health of their beaches."

Mr Sundell went on to say "The application and use of CoastalCOMS technology is particularly relevant with the current climate change issue, and this technology is relevant in a global context. As a result it has the potential to be applied all over the world to help raise awareness of what is happening along threatened coastlines."

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