The WindsP Web application supports the activities of the preparation and execution of the experiments (field campaigns) included in NEWA — New European Wind Atlas Joint Programme, in particular, the Double hill experiment at Perdigão.
WindsP supports the work of Campaign managers and participant institutions from planning and preparation to execution and dissemination of the results.
The objective of this Web application is to be a tool for design and management of the field campaign and an archive of all the relevant information related with each Campaign. Campaign participants find in WindsP the location of the stations and equipment used to collect experimental data, the list of relevant events, and the documentation produced.
WindsP includes the following functionalities:
The project documentation is available elsewhere.
The last WindsP build is available for testing proposes at http://windsp-staging.fe.up.pt. To use the functionalities available, it is required to login using one the credentials available for different roles:
WindsP is used by different groups of users with different roles:
For each project (e.g. NEWA), the Project Manager has to plan the experiments (field campaigns) that will take place.
The first task for the Project Manager is to ask the potential participant institutions to fill a questionnaire to state their intentions in participate on each experiment of the project.
At any time, the Project manager will have access to a summary of all invited institutions' intention to participate.
Try it for NEWA » [MANAGER]
Each institution that intends to participate will be asked to detail its participation in terms of models of equipment, personnel categories and wind models.
Try the questionnaire for U.Porto » [MANAGER]
Later, the summary of the participation in each project can be revised.
Try the questionnaire for U.Porto » [MANAGER]
It is also possible for the institution and campaign managers to revise this information, as well as specify for each member of the institution personnel, their participation time periods and role.
At any time, the Project manager will have access to the status of the answers to the questionnaires.
Each project campaign has its own area with tabs for participants to visualize the campaign resources and information.
At the Home tab, general information about the campaign's is presented, as well as a reference contact.
At the Maps tab, technical information is provided regarding the computational wind flow modeling.
Moreover, each campaign has general documentation resources and related events, as described below.
For each experiment (usually a field campaign) the Campaign manager will manage the tower stations and remote sensing stations and visualize an interactive map with the corresponding locations. The Campaign manager equips tower stations by providing the equipment category at each height and visualizes a mock-up pictogram of the tower.
A Campaign has many tower stations.
A Campaign has many remote sensing stations.
Every campaign has a Maps tab that shows where the stations are located. These maps may also have Web Map Services (WMS) overlays. Both the WMS overlays and the station subcategories may be filtered from the map.
There is also a list of the stations with the corresponding equipment, which obeys to the same filter rules as the map.
The participant can also export the information about the stations to either CSV or KML (e.g. to be used in Google Earth).
Each station, Tower or Remote Sensing, has its own page. This page shows information like the station's coordinates and important dates.
Each campaign has its own documentation area where participants can add folders and files, as in Dropbox. The objective is to gather all the documentation about the campaign in one single place to simplify search and access and become part of the campaign catalogue for future reference. It may as well serve as a repository of information to be used in campaign meetings to be used by participants.
The user may prefer to see the contents as a list.
On the Stations Timeline, users can easily see when a Tower will be Installing, Operating or Uninstalling.
The timeline can be grouped by Day, Week or Month. Clicking in the name centres the timeline for the item.
On the Personnel Timeline, users can easily see when a particpant is at the site.
The timeline can be grouped by Day, Week or Month. If grouped by day, it is possible to see how many people are at the site at that given day.
Users can also be filtered according to their role. Clicking in the name centres the timeline for the item.
The objective of the logbook is to register the day-to-day activity while the campaign is in operation. Participants can create events separated in categories and associate files and photos with them. The categories can be modified by the manager and new ones can be added.
The goal of the profile is for people to upload their curriculum, photo and contact, so that participants can quickly identify and try to contact each other.
The empty profile can be completed by the participant only.
The information on the equipment categories, manufacturers and models, used in all campaigns and curated, is available for all participants peruse.
Below is an example of the equipment models used.
The equipment can be filtered by “Category”, “Subcategory” and “Name” in the filter box provided.
Users can add datasheets, manuals, photos and other files to an equipment model.
The functionalities available to each roles are grouped in the role dashboard.
See the dashboard for U.Porto» [MANAGER]
See the dashboard for Perdigão» [MANAGER]
See the dashboard for a NEWA» [MANAGER]