Acadia National Park has developed a remote webcam driven by cellular data connectivity and powered by a solar panel and small wind turbine. It is believed to be the first fully self-contained system of its kind deployed within the National Park Service. Its portability allows it to pick up and change location every few weeks or months, from mountainsides to coastline, forests, and ponds, according to the season.
A first demonstration site will be at the Tremont School, adjacent to Bass Harbor Marsh in the southwest corner of Mount Desert Island. Initial settings are intended to provide a fresh image every minute or so.
(Canon USA generously donated the VB-H41B camera and outdoor housing. Additional support was provided by Friends of Acadia's Centennial Fund.)