COASTMAP: An Integrated System for Environmental Monitoring, Modeling and Management

by Thomas Opishinski,
Malcolm L. Spaulding, (M.ASCE),
Craig Swanson, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract: The development of COASTMAP, an integrated system for environmental monitoring, modeling and management for fresh and marine waters, is presented. The system allows the user to collect, manipulate, display and archive environmental data; to perform simulations with a suite of environmental models (e.g. hydrodynamics, waves, pollutant transport, etc.) in order to predict the dynamics in the operational area; and to assimilate real time data into the models to allow nowcasting and forecasting. Application of COASTMAP to Narrow River, a small (10 km long) tidal estuary in southern Rhode Island is presented to illustrate its practical use.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Coastal management | Integrated systems | Data processing | Hydrologic models | Data collection | Simulation models | Hydrologic data | North America | United States | Rhode Island

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