The new Smart Beach pilot program, launched by the region’s Municipal Innovation Council and hosted at the Municipality of Kincardine’s Station Beach, will provide beachgoers with up-to-date information so they can stay safe at the beach.

Smart Beach uses innovative technologies to collect and analyse water and weather conditions and develop a system that will provide beachgoers with real-time information on local water conditions, including rough surf and the presence of rip currents.

Dr. Chris Houser from the University of Windsor is leading a Smart Beach project with an end goal of developing an integrated sensor network to provide real-time and locally calibrated risk and hazard warning system for beach users and local authorities that guides the behaviour of beach users through a dynamic warning system.

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For other beach safety resources visit the Beach and Water Safety page

To read the council report visit Smart Beach Project, Parks and Recreation-2021-16