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Météo-France uses Axis network cameras for remote monitoring
Axis Communications and TENEVIA help Météo-France monitor waterways for better flood protection
“Our TENEVIA RiverBoard® software is a measuring tool coupled with a solution to aid decision-making and monitoring of the waterway. Algorithms process the image and allow overflowing water levels to be detected automatically. This allows us to corroborate the digital information with the visual information the image provides. The system is especially effective when floods occur, because it continues to deliver verifiable information during unusual events.” M. Brun, president and co-founder of TENEVIA.
Météo-France’s Flood Forecasting Service (SPC) for the East Mediterranean monitors waterways in the southeast of the country to anticipate flooding. The organization uses hydrometry, observation and measurement with underwater flow sensors. This can be tricky, difficult and sometimes even dangerous because of how quickly floods can arise. The task was therefore to provide a solution for measuring and observing this natural phenomenon regardless of the flow conditions.
TENEVIA developed a solution for measuring the water height and surface flow speed using images filmed with AXIS P1357-E Network Cameras. After a test period at a university, this solution was connected to Météo-France’s camera installation at three different locations, one in Var and two in the Maritime Alps.
The first results of this qualification phase are already conclusive. It allows Météo-France to monitor the waterways day and night and inform communities that might be affected by flooding.