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Currituck County Launches Corolla Waterfront Web Cam Project

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, NC (WAVY) – Currituck County is fast becoming one of the first coastal communities in the country to use webcams for public safety and more.

The project, titled “Webcams for Coastal Observations and Operational Support” (WebCOOS), is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and will be used for “quantitative scientific analysis, public safety and resource management for coastal municipalities”.

During the course of the project, web cameras will be installed on the waterfront at Corolla. The system will use a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) software to monitor, assess and report beach hazards and activities.

The data collected will be used to alert and inform residents, visitors and scientists of flooding, beach use, beach conditions and surf areas such as rip currents and coastal flooding, and the water quality for the safety of swimmers.

Officials said live beach footage from both cameras will be accessible to the public from their desktop computers and mobile devices.

The launch of the project is scheduled for spring 2022.

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