WRL is currently undertaking two major coastal imaging projects, one in Southern Queensland and one in Sydney. Two more projects in Southern Queensland are in the design and station commissioning phase.
WRL is assisting the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project Team to monitor and manage sand delivery in the vicinity of the Tweed River Entrance. Digital images of the coastline are being captured every daylight hour by a total of sixteen cameras, mounted on the roof of three apartment buildings, and a fourth site atop the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse, Point Danger. These images are analysed at WRL, to monitor and quantify beaches changes. More information about this project can be found in the Tweed River Sand Bypassing Project section of this website.
WRL is undertaking a long-term research project at Narrabeen-Collaroy Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Images of Collaroy-Narrabeen Beach are collected by a 5-camera ARGUS coastal-imaging system. The cameras are installed atop the Flight Deck Building at Narrabeen, New South Wales. The images are being collected to quantify and map shoreline variation along the embayment, and to quantify sediment movement within the embayment. More information about this project can be found in the Narrabeen-Collaroy Beach section of this website.
WRL is developing two stations for the City of Gold Coast to monitor Palm Beach and the Northern Gold Coast. These coastal imaging stations will be operational in early 2014.