There are many steps to maintain reliable, accurate surface water quantity data across your hydrology network, especially in the face of technology advances, changing regulations, and security updates. And when circumstances make it difficult to get out into the field, or when your team is limited on time or resources, maintaining a network can feel challenging.
One of the most important challenges, when designing monitoring facilities in remote locations, is resilience. Remote tide gauge systems operate in extremely harsh environments and require robust communications systems that almost never fail and are capable of storing large amounts of data locally as extra protection for data. Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are therefore upgrading the South Atlantic Tide Gauge Network (SATGN) to include the latest low power dataloggers with built-in satellite telemetry capability – the SatLink 3 from OTT HydroMet.
Data loggers play a crucial role as the brain of a monitoring station, by storing data, calculating parameters, sending alarms, and more. And by using telemetry or remote communication to send data from a data logger, you can almost instantly access your data via computer, server, or smartphone to view and further process.