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WindsP v0.2 (3)

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.

1. Introduction

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:

  • Collaboration intention surveys: to collect partners' intention of collaboration while building a categorization structure and involved equipment information.
  • General purpose experiment information: general information that will be useful for all experiment participants, such as: location, contact, dates, topography and roughness maps.
  • Collaboration intentions' summaries by experiment: one page summary of all resources for one experiment: equipment, wind flow models and personnel.
  • Field stations installation and equipment: a functionality, allowing the Campaign Manager to create stations and equip the tower stations with the equipment required.1)
  • Equipment inventory: the data base of all the equipment by: category and manufacturer, with datasheets and manuals.
  • Logbook: record of campaign events of different categories and diverse visibilities: Issue, Schedule, Installation, Social, and more.
  • Document manager: management of a campaign “Dropbox” with folders and files related with the campaign.
  • Timelines: management of campaign staff and equipment.
  • Administrative management functionalities: management of the whole platform: user accounts, equipment, logbook events, documents, wind flow models data curation.

The project documentation is available elsewhere.

The last WindsP build is available for testing proposes at To use the functionalities available, it is required to login using one the credentials available for different roles:

  • [USER] — participant with restricted access to the platform; user: “” / password: “test”
  • [MANAGER] — administrator with full access to the platform; user: “” / password: “test”
  • [CURATOR] — curator with access to the data curation functionalities; user: “” / password: “test”

2. User roles

WindsP is used by different groups of users with different roles:

  • Visitor: a generic user that can access only publicly available contents.
  • Researcher: authenticated user that can access general information and manage its own account settings and profile.
  • Participant: authenticated user that participates in one or more campaigns.
  • Project Manager: authenticated user that manages a project, defining its experiments (field campaigns), participant institutions and corresponding managers.
  • Institution Manager: authenticated user that has permission to manage the institution, for example, answer collaborations' intention surveys or add participants.
  • Experiment Manager: authenticated user with access to privileged information about the experiment he or she is responsible for (such as collaborations' summaries) and is also able to manage experiment's related information (such as field station's configuration).
  • Data Curator: authenticated user that has the quality control responsibilities over campaign information (e.g. equipment models or wind models).
  • Administrator: authenticated user that has global platform management permissions, such as user and accounts management.

3. Projects and campaigns

For each project (e.g. NEWA), the Project Manager has to plan the experiments (field campaigns) that will take place.

3.1. Intention to participate

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.

First survey

Try the questionnaire for U.Porto »

3.2. Participation summary

At any time, the Project manager will have access to a summary of all invited institutions' intention to participate.

Collaboration Summary

Try it for NEWA » [MANAGER]

3.3. Participation details

Each institution that intends to participate will be asked to detail its participation in terms of models of equipment, personnel categories and wind models.

Second survey

Try the questionnaire for U.Porto » [MANAGER]

Later, the summary of the participation in each project can be revised.

Institution participation summary

Try the questionnaire for U.Porto » [MANAGER]

3.4. Participants

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.

Campaign/Institution form

Try it for U.Porto at Perdigão »

3.5. Campaign participation status

At any time, the Project manager will have access to the status of the answers to the questionnaires.

Collaboration Status

Try it for NEWA »

4. Campaigns

Each project campaign has its own area with tabs for participants to visualize the campaign resources and information.

4.1. General information

At the Home tab, general information about the campaign's is presented, as well as a reference contact.

Experiment Home

Try it for Perdigão »

4.2. Maps

At the Maps tab, technical information is provided regarding the computational wind flow modeling.

Experiments Maps

Try it for Perdigão »

4.3. Other resources

Moreover, each campaign has general documentation resources and related events, as described below.

5. Stations

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.

Experiment Dashboard

Try it for Perdigão »

5.1. Tower stations

A Campaign has many tower stations.

Tower Stations

See the Tower Stations list for Perdigão »

5.2. Remote sensing stations

A Campaign has many remote sensing stations.

Remote Sensing Stations

See the Remote Sensing Stations list for Perdigão »

5.3. Interactive Maps

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).

Stations map

Try it for Perdigão »

5.4. Station

Each station, Tower or Remote Sensing, has its own page. This page shows information like the station's coordinates and important dates.

Station dates and information

Try it for Perdigão »

6. Documents

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.

Campaign documents grid view

Try it for Perdigão »

The user may prefer to see the contents as a list.

Campaign documents list view

7. Stations timeline

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.

Stations Timeline

Try it for Perdigão »

8. Personnel timeline

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.

Personnel Timeline

Try it for Perdigão »

9. Logbook

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.

Logbook with example events

See the Perdigão campaign logbook »

10. Profile

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.

Empty profile

The empty profile can be completed by the participant only.

Complete profile

Try it for one participant »

11. Equipment

The information on the equipment categories, manufacturers and models, used in all campaigns and curated, is available for all participants peruse.

11.1. Equipment Inventory

Below is an example of the equipment models used.

Unfiltered equipment inventory

The equipment can be filtered by “Category”, “Subcategory” and “Name” in the filter box provided.

Filtered equipment inventory

See the equipment inventory »

11.2. Equipment Model

Users can add datasheets, manuals, photos and other files to an equipment model.

Equipment Model

See one equipment model »

12. Dashboards

The functionalities available to each roles are grouped in the role dashboard.

12.1. User dashboard

12.2. Institution Manager dashboard

12.3. Campaign Manager dashboard

12.4. Project Manager dashboard

12.5. Admin dashboard

Admin dashboard

See the dashboard for admin» [MANAGER]

WindsPCode 2017/03/22 12:46

TBD: access to the datasets produced during the campaign
windsp/usermanual-v023/index.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/20 13:49 by Correia Lopes