Obscape Rocking in the Field

  • September 01, 2020
A Government Agency responsible for coastal, stormwater and catchment management has assigned Rock Seven customer Obscape to assist with reporting on areas such as - monitoring and reporting on catchment management, flood risk areas, storm drains and drainage ditches with the aid of the RockBLOCK
Blocked, overflowing systems can cause flooding, erosion, turbidity, storm and sanitary sewer system overflow, and infrastructure damage. Combining data received from Rock Seven’s Iridium RockBlock Modules, which can be located in Obscape’s Powered Telemetry Modules (PTM), Obscape clients are able to monitor and forecast these events visually from their powerful portal from a mixture of time lapse cameras, water level gauges, rain gauges, and weather gauges.

With the aid of Rock Seven products, Obscape confirms data by managing and monitoring developments in urban river corridors and wetlands as important natural features within the urban landscape; for the purpose of promoting multi-functional, sustainable use of river corridors and drainage systems. By using Rock Seven systems, Obscape can report on stressed areas in urban infrastructure in real-time and forecast where improvements in water infrastructure is required. Collated data received and converted from Rock Seven’s Iridium Modules enables Obscape to advise the Agency on predictive capabilities of flood mapping when looking at historical flood data paired with real-time and predicted weather and precipitation data. 

With the help of Rock Seven’s location communication systems, Obscape have developed their durable monitoring systems to convey, repeatable accurate reliable information in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. This includes collection of data using the RockBLOCK to transmit from remote areas; with the information transmitted back to the user without need to repeatedly visit a site. 
A representative of Obscape said: "Rock Seven can improve the efficiency and quality of our environmental data gathering. By installing a RockBLOCK in our PTM we can guarantee a great investment and low running costs, reliability, resilience, operator ease of use installation and operation, data accuracy, quality assurance, quality control and data security."
Examples of devices which can be installed with the RockBLOCK: 
Water level gauges, time lapse camera, rain gauges and weather stations. Satellite communication information can be relayed through multiple RockBLOCK satcom devices with accumulated reporting to one Data Portal.
What PTM Modules Obscape have installed for the Government Agency:
• Beach Surveys - Monthly
• Offshore Mapping
• Estuarine Surveys - 12
• Wave Buoys - 4
• ADCPs - 5
• Rain Radar - 1
• Wave Radar - 1
• Tide & Level Gauges - 50
• Rain Gauges - 60
• Weather Stations - 10
• Time Lapse Cameras - 40
• Real Time Water Quality - 17
• AIS Data Logging
• LoraWAN Gateway
• Offshore Weather Station - 1
For further information on what Obscape are doing, visit: https://obscape.com/

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