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Seagull

Seagull

Connecting people to the lakes: A powerful, cloud-based platform, Seagull reimagines how data becomes information and insights in observers’ hands.

Seagull Data screenshot of water temperature in Lake Erie

Check Lake Temperature

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See Live Waves and Currents

Screenshot of Seagull graph depicting blue green algae levels

Track Water Quality

Seagull is a powerful, cloud-based platform for Great Lakes data and information. Built by GLOS, it is:

The platform was launched on April 28, 2022 at Glosapalooza in Chicago.

 

Connecting your data source to Seagull is easy and free. Our staff is standing by to help. Learn more and get started.

 

Note: Seagull will be updated continually with new features to better serve the observing community. Some features described here are in-development.

Observe

Deploy a wide variety of monitoring platforms and sensors with ease, complete with metadata.

Measure a range of parameters in real-time or delayed mode, from wave height to chlorophyll to bathymetry, and more.

Transmit authenticated data to the secure Seagull cloud, directly from the monitoring platform.

Connect

Check that applicable data satisfies US federal standards with Seagull’s IOOS-certified data infrastructure.

Integrate with Seagull using flexible API’s to send and receive data from models, platforms, or other data streams, joining them to the wider network.

Distribute trusted data to other publicly discoverable services automatically, including to secure government archives and data hubs.

Discover

Visualize monitoring and model data via user-friendly graphs, an interactive map, and more.

Analyze historical, real-time, and forecast data trends. Dive deep into complementary data, or get a bird’s-eye view of diverse platforms, all in one place.

Configure the Seagull experience with filters, favorites, measurement units, and more. Join a group of other observers to further tailor the experience.

Engage

Notify via text message, in-app notifications, or email as conditions change. Set automatic alerts based on custom thresholds.

Report observations about the water or trends in the data to keep the rest of the community informed.

Share insights directly to social media by posting links, beautiful maps, simple graphics, and more.

Contribute data and discover information

Seagull features simple data onboarding, cloud-powered processing, and on-demand information.

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Simple Data Onboarding

Easily connect your observing device or other data source to Seagull and see it live. Share it with thousands of people around the Great Lakes.

Getting data from devices and servers to you should be easy.

Seagull streamlines the process of connecting a data source so you can visualize it, learn from it, and share it. Monitor a whole fleet of observing assets and track their health, position, data streams, and hardware.

Beyond buoys and weather stations, the platform will also support forecast and predictive models, bathymetric surfaces, streaming internet of things (IoT) data, and a variety of other data formats, sources and metadata.

Your public content will be shared with thousands of end-users including researchers, water utilities and boaters. And Seagull’s standardized, accurate metadata makes it easy for others to search and discover your data, devices, and research, creating opportunities to connect and collaborate.

Want to connect your platform to Seagull? It’s easy and free.

Features:

  • Device registration
  • Metadata capture
  • 24/7 data harvesting
  • Fleet monitoring
  • Application Programming Interface (API) inputs (What is an API?)
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Cloud-Powered

Keep an eye on your devices or datasets, leveraging automated processing and alerts to stay on top of what’s going on in the water.

Manage your data, enrich your research, and make better decisions with Seagull’s cloud-powered processing capabilities.

Secure data management, automatic processing, the ability to combine or reference other related data streams, and more, makes your data more powerful when uploaded to Seagull.

Want to know when conditions are ripe for an algal bloom? Set an alert and get notified on your smartphone the next time conditions are met.

Features:

  • Advanced data management
  • Uses secure, stable, and scalable infrastructure
  • Automated processing
  • Smart notifications and alerts
  • Encrypted user authentication
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Information on Demand: Discoverable and Accessible

Understand the data and make smart decisions. Observers can easily search, navigate the map, select and query data, visualize results, and share findings. If you want to connect another app to Seagull, the flexible API lets you do that, giving you access to all the datasets through a simple connection point.

Data isn’t useful until it becomes information in the hands of someone who needs it.

Seagull will transform data to information and make discovering and accessing that information easier and faster.

Features:

  • Visualization and analysis
  • Search and discover
  • Access via API and download
  • Apps and maps
  • Sharing
A timeline of feature additions on Seagull: For limited release July - August 2021 Data Quality Verification, Platform Compare, Mobile Friendly, Search, Filter, and Refine. For Public Beta September 2021 through April 2022 Numerical Models, User Accounts Secure, Data Pipeline, Custom Alerts Expanded Data Distribution Methods, Expanded Console. For Public Launch April through May 2022 More Platforms and Data Types, Metadata Management, Setting Favorites, Data Download, Social Engagement, Branded Seagull, Organizations and Groups, Improved Search and Discovery.
A timeline of feature additions on Seagull: For limited release July - August 2021 Data Quality Verification, Platform Compare, Mobile Friendly, Search, Filter, and Refine. For Public Beta September 2021 through April 2022 Numerical Models, User Accounts Secure, Data Pipeline, Custom Alerts Expanded Data Distribution Methods, Expanded Console. For Public Launch April through May 2022 More Platforms and Data Types, Metadata Management, Setting Favorites, Data Download, Social Engagement, Branded Seagull, Organizations and Groups, Improved Search and Discovery.
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GLOS developed Seagull in support of the Smart Great Lakes Initiative.

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