A pilot study which the Department has initiated seeking to improve efficiency within the seawater barriers is to develop a state of the art data management, remote monitoring, and operations system. Data will be fed to a Departmental control facility via telephone, radio, or satellite linkup. The data management system will be capable of collecting, storing, analyzing, and graphically presenting real time barrier status information. The implementation of a reliable real time data collection and remote monitoring system will improve the Department's existing barrier controls system by enabling on-line visibility and direction of operations.
Depicted below is the proposed telemetry system concept.