Best Examples of Remote Monitoring

The websites listed below link to some of the most important and advanced remote monitoring networks in operation today. They illustrate the types of networks that can be built with the aid of commercial, off-the-shelf hardware and software.

If you know of other examples of remote monitoring that should be included on this list, please let us know!

Updated March 19, 2012

Water Watch - Real-Time and historical flow data for every major stream and river in the USA. Operated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). 

Earthquake Hazards Program - A continuously updated world map displaying the location and magnitude every detected earthquake and aftershock.

Alaska Volcano Observatory - Monitors volcano activity in and around the State of Alaska. Includes live webcams!

National Data Buoy Center - Real time data from hundreds of buoys located throughout the world. Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)

National Lightning Detection Network - Displays the location of lighting strikes throughout North America.

Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network -  This monitoring network continuously measures and reports water quality conditions of smaller rivers and streams located in the US States of Pennsylvania and New York.





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