Using GNSS to Evaluate Threats to Mobility of Resources and People on Coastal Roads in USDOT Region 10

The objective of this research is to develop a new technique to assess the hazard intensity of coastal erosion hotspots to existing and planned coastal roadways by continuously monitoring coastal water levels and wave heights using a new remote sensing technique with land-based Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The proposed technique will measure nearshore water levels and wave heights using land-based and easily mobilized GNSS, which is an all-weather, continuous, global radio satellite system. GNSS is a remote sensing technique. GNSS is easy to install and maintain. GNSS can continuously monitor during storms without being in destructive sea-states (like tide gages and coastal buoys), or depending on optical clarity (like cameras).


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $80000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      433 Brooklyn Ave. NE
      Box 359472
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-9472
    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wengrove, Megan

    • Start Date: 20190816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210815
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01723939
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 27 2019 7:21PM