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User Scenarios

The user scenarios area will show and demonstrate how the SensorBay portal and its technology may be beneficial to various end users. The scenarios presented here are hypothetical and may reference sensors that exist or may exist at some time in the future. The intention is to demonstrate usability.

Scenario 1: Oil Spill in Placentia Bay

Scenario 1: Oil Spill in Placentia BayAn oil detection sensor alerts the SensorBay portal that a significant oil spill has been detected in the water in the Long Harbour area. Alerts are immediately sent out by the system to first responders identified within the system database.

The SensorBay portal is then queried to locate and identify all ship traffic within the area for the last 24 hours. The results are plotted on the map layer and the information is sent to first responders and to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

Through the portal interface, an area of interest (AOI) is defined and sensors of interest such as meteorological stations are selected. The system is then queried for all data from these sensors for the last 48 hours and weather conditions in the area are then trended, graphed and displayed.

Within the AOI, sensors related to sea surface conditions including temperature, wave height and ocean currents are identified and data from these sensors is returned to the system.

The portal retrieves local weather forecasts for the next few days and this information and the information returned from the system queries is passed to prediction models to calculate oil slick movement and oil evaporation behavior over the next few days.

At the same time the SensorBay portal is acquiring the latest aerial reconnaissance photographs and making them available within the system. Requests to external peer systems are sent for acquisition of any available satellite imagery for the area that was acquired during the timeframe of the spill.

Based on the predicted slick movement, another AOI is defined and sensors related to water quality and monitoring of sensitive areas are identified and the sensors are tasked for specific measurements relating to oil pollution. Alerts for these sensors are set up.

Over the next number of days, information constantly flows into the SensorBay system in real-time and maps and geospatial layers are updated immediately to reflect the new information. At the same time, the most current operating picture is constantly being supplied to first responders and emergency teams.

Scenario 2: Freezing Rain Storm on the West Coast of Placentia Bay.

Scenario 2: Freezing Rain Storm on the West Coast of Placentia Bay.Based on weather forecasts that are monitored by the SensorBay portal, an alert is generated indicating the possibility of severe icing in the South East Bight area on the west coast of Placentia Bay.

An area of interest (AOI) is defined in the affected area and weather sensors measuring precipitation, temperature and wind speed/direction are identified and queried for data. This data is passed to data analysis software to predict the probabilistic combined ice and wind loading in the area.

Alerts are established for ice loading sensors on transmission lines and the prediction software alerts emergency personnel that a major ice loading event will occur in the next 6 hours. Repair crews are immediately dispatched.

Ice loading on the transmission lines is monitored continuously within the SensorBay portal and this information is sent to crews in the area.

After the icing event, damage in the area is identified and input to the SensorBay portal on the buildings/structures layer of the portal. Areas affected by power outages are plotted and repair times are estimated. Emergency response crews are alerted for the affected areas.

Solar radiation sensors within the area are monitored and this information is collected to estimate ice melting in conjunction with local temperatures and precipitation. These data may also be input to numerical models that predict ice shedding and the possibility of sudden dramatic loss of ice loads that could result in shock waves capable of destroying transmission line structures.

Scenario 3: Flooding in the Community of Placentia

Scenario 3: Flooding in the Community of PlacentiaBased on weather forecasts that are monitored by the SensorBay portal, an alert is generated indicating the possibility of flooding in the Placentia area.

An area of interest (AOI) is defined in the affected area and weather sensors measuring precipitation are identified and queried for data. This data is passed to data analysis software to predict the likelihood and potential severity of flooding.

The prediction confirms the probability of severe flooding and emergency crews are alerted and deployed.

Data relating to waterways and storm sewers is overlaid on the SensorBay maps to indicate where the most severe flooding will occur.

Throughout the flooding event, portable water level monitors are deployed and the sensors are published within the SensorBay portal. Data from these sensors is immediately available to first responders using hand-held devices with Web connectivity.

Data is input to the SensorBay portal in real-time and, when water levels crest, this information is available to all emergency personnel. Resources are re-deployed into areas with the most damage and prediction software estimates abatement of the water over time.

Sensitive areas within the flood area are identified and monitored through the SensorBay portal to aid in remediation efforts, as well as mitigation planning for similar situations in future.

 

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