Given the remote aspect of the surface water monitoring locations satellite telemetry was required to ensure real-time data visibility and operations. Additional factors to be considered were the location sensitivities (lowest environmental impact) and ephemeral/flashy nature of streamflow’s, e.g. dry for large periods of the year.
The Australian made and Iridium certified EWS Switch was utilised along with Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters (ADVM’s) and purpose-built Water Quality Sensors. Water Quality sensors could withstand extensive periods ‘out of water’ with minimal calibration requirements and interfaced with the EWS Switch + Orion iO dashboard (Microsoft Azure secure) provided real-time, fit for purpose environmental monitoring data for mine site staff.
Orion iO not only provided a facility to display, store and transfer data securely to customers (FTP, MQTT, etc) but also allowed data validation and quality assurance processes to be implemented. Data calibrations, adjustment, quality coding/commenting ensures environmental monitoring data (and associated metadata) is accurate and to required, and specified standards.
The Sydney Gateway starts at the St Peters Interchange, the junction of the M8 Motorway and M4–M5 Link, all of which are being built as part of WestConnex.
This large tunnelling project is located near the Blue Mountains Region of NSW. When completed, the $2.5Billion project will be Australia’s longest road tunnel at 11kms long and will form the main road corridor between Central Western NSW and the Sydney Region.
EWS Australia specialise in the manufacture of vibrating wire satellite telemetry and geotechnical monitoring for remote environmental monitoring applications and design bespoke solutions to suit your needs.