Remote Participation Projects
Remote observation and real-time data analysis can broaden the impact of an experiment. NACSE collaborates with the Tsunami Wave Basin here at Oregon State, applying advances in IT to streamline the experimentation process.
The Tsunami Wave Basin is a unique national resource - the largest experimental facility for studying the effects of tsunamis and other large waves. Wave researchers all over the world need access to a facility like this, but extended trips to Corvallis can be difficult. NACSE is developing software tools that make it possible for people to conduct experiments at the Tsunami Wave Basin from anywhere in the world.
- Virtual Wave Lab: A 3D simulation of the Tsunami Wave Basin that allows remote users to familiarize themselves with the facility - without having to come on site. They can plan sensors and camera angles from their home institutions.
- Tsunami Research Notebook: A database with a "research notebook" interface that allows researchers to plan experiments, view experimental conditions, observe the experiment, and look at results. This also serves as a catalog of all experiments run at the facility and can be used by other researchers.
Tsunami Wave Basin Experiment Notebook
Virtual Wave Lab