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About the Project

Each hour, cameras spread throughout New Zealand automatically make contact through the phone lines with a central computer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. The images for each site are then archived (for subsequent research purposes) and placed on the World Wide Web for your use.

A series of cameras has been established since this project started in August 1997.

Computer-controlled video cameras monitor the environment (for data collection and research) while simultaneously providing images for beach-goers, such as surfers and swimmers.


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