Project OTIS: Oceanographic Technological Innovations & Solutions
The project was funded by the National Science Foundation for development and testing of custom, inexpensive, multi-parameter dataloggers with integrated telemetry capability to allow for wireless streaming of data from sensor mininodes to an internet-connected base node. This is a continuation of our recent work on cabled, networked, nearshore observatories.
We have partnered with long-time collaborator, Paepae o He`eia, to implement this wireless coastal sensor network in the He`eia ahupua`a (watershed) to assist with environmental restoration and management efforts and engage K-12 and undergrad audiences in STEM training.
The spaces, links, and datasets provided here are rapidly evolving and largely preliminary. Please contact Brian Glazer with any project related questions, or Stanley Lio for questions regarding data access, bug report, and feature request.
Some sites on the Hawaiian islands:
Wireless sensor mininodes in He`eia Fishpond
Several low-cost wireless sensor nodes are deployed at He'eia Fishpond, Kāneʻohe Bay, Oahu. The sensor packages are collecting continuous environmental data to better understand physical conditions and biogeochemical cycles in real-time.
All data are presented in near-real-time, and thus are provisional and subject to revision during quality assurance and quality control data processing. More sophisticated data analyses are currently under development. More information on He'eia Fishpond can be found here and here. Full datasets for all sensors at each node are available through links at the left or by exploring the interactive dashboard.