Integrated regional on-line monitoring system
Topic of the practice
The Lake Balaton Integrated Monitoring System is a prototype of a monitoring system, which was established in the framework of a territorial cooperation of regional partners in 2006. The monitoring system has been continuously operating since then.
Good Practice Information
Regional on-line monitoring system includes environmental, traffic and visitor counting sub-systems. The objective is to provide region-specific information on the environment and identify links with the load resulting from traffic, tourism and natural forces.
The prototype can easily gauge the state of the environment with real-time data. Data enables forecasts for future.
The system is upgradeable for new techniques. Data measured by variety of sensors are gathered to a central database for storage and processing. It also distributes data to other sources and organisations. Appropriate for areas where rapid change in environmental conditions can be expected, especially where it is interlinked with social-economic loads and/or benefits.
Evidence of success
Direct information of meteorological data for the public
The public is informed through 30 storm warning light towers around the lake, as well as at beaches and through the internet.
Monitored parameters: pH, conductivity and dissolved oxygen concentration can indicate chemical spills, organic pollutants and pollution during flash flood events.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency
Annex completed on: 11-28-2014