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Chatham County is using its Smart Communities support to partner with Georgia Tech researchers to develop a sensor network that uses data analytics for more accurate, localized flooding forecasts and improved emergency planning and response.
The Smart Sea Level Sensor Project is a partnership among Chatham Emergency Management Agency officials, City of Savannah officials, and Georgia Tech scientists and engineers. The pilot project’s data could be used to implement a more resilient bridge, road, and water treatment infrastructure. The sensors could be adapted later to collect other environmental monitoring data, including rainfall and water quality parameters.
Emanuele Di Lorenzo, professor of ocean and climate dynamics, will integrate the sensor data into models for predictive flood-risk assessments, specifically for the Chatham County coast. David Frost, Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham, Professors of civil engineering, will provide resilience planning tools for the community leaders.
Randall Mathews (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Chatham Emergency Management Agency
Georgia Tech Research Partners:
- Dr. Kim Cobb (email@example.com) – Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Science
- Dr. Russ Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Professor, Computer Science
More information: https://www.sealevelsensors.org/