To measure waves in different applications, either for coastal oceanographic studies or to provide information on ocean conditions during the construction of harbours, docks, jetties, etc.
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Wave measurement system
GEONICA designed the WAVEALERT system to measure waves in different applications for coastal oceanographic studies and to provide information on ocean conditions to construction companies during the construction of ports, docks, piers, jetties, etc., and to large oil or liquefied gas tankers, to make risky unloading operations safer.
Waves are measured by buoys that are equipped with the corresponding measurement instruments along with the equipment to transmit the data to computers on land, either by GPRS/3G/4G, radio, or satellite (INMARSAT, Iridium)..
Waves can also be measured using an ADCP type transducer (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) anchored off the coast and connected by to an electronic unit on land by an underwater cable. This transducer can measure directional waves from the seabed (normally at depths of up to 40-50 meters and even more), but with the advantage of simultaneously providing the profile of the marine currents or speeds, from the seabed to the sea surface.