Wave and Tidal Monitoring Articles

  • Case study - New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    In the past, the ferries operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to port to assess weather and tidal conditions would allow them to berth alongside the pier.  In efforts to save time, fuel and costs, the Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns many of the ferries, ports and harbors in the region, decided to install 15  tide and weather stations, using ...

  • Acoustic camera and beampattern

    Abstract—The wavenumber-frequency response of an array describes the response to an arbitrary plane wave both in time and space. When the input consists of a single monochromatic plane wave, the response of the array is referred to as the array pattern or beampattern. Through the design of the array our goal is to have a directivity of the array as high as possible in a given direction, ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

    Scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms. Researchers have undertaken one of the most detailed assessments of extreme sea level and coastal flooding ever carried out ...

  • WorldWaves wave energy resource assessments from the deep ocean to the coast

    Abstract WorldWaves is a global wave and wind climate package developed through EU and industry sponsorship over many years. The offshore data incorporates global hindcast and operational wave and wind data from ECMWF, validated and calibrated with independent satellite and buoy data worldwide. These data, which may comprise full directional wave spectra time series, are used as ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Optimized Pipediver Platform Making Waves As Advanced Condition Assessment Tool For Metallic Pipes

    Pure Technologies (Pure) never says no to an engineering challenge. If a client has a particular pipeline assessment or monitoring challenge to overcome in order to make a rehabilitation decision, we’ll do whatever it takes to help ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Estuary salinity prediction using a coupled GA-SVM model: a case study of the Min River Estuary, China

    Estuary salinity predictions can help to improve water safety in coastal areas. Coupled genetic algorithm-support vector machine (GA-SVM) models, which adopt a GA to optimize the SVM parameters, have been successfully applied in some research fields. In light of previous research findings, an application of a GA-SVM model for tidal estuary salinity prediction is proposed in this paper. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analyzing the turbulent flow on steep open channels

    In channels with steep slopes, the flow is supercritical and the formation of roll waves is expected. In order to evaluate the flow behaviors in steep open channels, the Azad dam spillway is simulated numerically and its flow characteristics are compared with the physical model tests. In this study, the hydraulic variables including hydraulic depth and water surface profile are studied along ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: High Level - Case Study

    Background: Valeport recently worked with marine data specialists, Oceanwise, to design and deliver a complete tidal monitoring system for the Port of London Authority (POLA), please read on to find out more about the system referred to as ‘POLATIDE 5’. Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Coastal aquifer hydrodynamics and salinity in response to the tide: case study in Lisbon, Portugal

    The variability in dynamics and salinity of the coastal alluvial aquifer on which the city of Lisbon is located was evaluated. The evaluation was based on the analysis of level and groundwater electrical conductivity fluctuations depending on the tide in the Tagus River. The results obtained made it possible to recognize three sectors. First, a littoral sector where the variations in level and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Helplessly exposed to nature? How lightning storms can be measured

    Each day, there occur about 1,000 thunderstorms with 4-10 million lightning bolts worldwide. In average, 700 people per year are hit by such light discharges, of which 75% of the hits result in long-term damages. Between three and seven cases end fatal. The risk is particularly high in the open field and is fortunately decreasing. The reason for this is that we stay more often inside in cars and ...

  • ANFIS and ANN models for the estimation of wind and wave-induced current velocities at Joeutsu-Ogata coast

    In this study, the adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and artificial neural network (ANN) were employed to estimate the wind- and wave-induced coastal current velocities. The collected data at the Joeutsu-Ogata coast of the Japan Sea were used to develop the models. In the models, significant wave height, wave period, wind direction, water depth, incident wave angle, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Can software save salt marshes?

    Computer models that help oceanside cities plan for their future also hold hope for a threatened coastal ecosystem. It’s a mild and sunny summer day on the tidal salt marshes at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, which sits across Little Narragansett bay from ...


    By Ensia

  • Three Best Ways to Utilize Technology in EHS

    Big or small, there’s no doubt that technology affects and challenges the way your business operates more and more every day.  So what separates the strong from the weak?  Success from failure? Throwing it back to ancient Greece, philosopher Heraclitus said, “All is flux, nothing stays still – there is nothing permanent except change.” Evolve, adapt, progress, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Three Best Ways to Utilize Technology in EHS

    Big or small, there’s no doubt that technology affects and challenges the way your business operates more and more every day.  So what separates the strong from the weak?  Success from failure? Throwing it back to ancient Greece, philosopher Heraclitus said, “All is flux, nothing stays still – there is nothing permanent except change.” Evolve, adapt, progress, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Detection of inter-coil short circuits in coils of salient pole synchronous generator field winding on the basis of analysis of magnetic field in the machine

    Abstract This paper deals with detection of inter-coil short circuits in coils of the salient poles synchronous generator excitement winding on the basis of the analysis of the magnetic field in the machine. Applying FEM to the generator model, magnetic field wave forms in the machine, on the points of interests, under both, faultless and faulty conditions were calculated. ...

  • Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed - Case Study

    Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise have designed and delivered a complete tidal monitoring system, including tide gauges, telemetry equipment, servers, databases, system control, data management and display software, to the Port of London Authority. The system was installed in October 2013 and rigorous testing completed in February 2014.  Background: ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Case Study: Liz Bagshaw on the IRC sensors

    Our infrared IR’C sensors have been making waves in the world of glacial meltwater monitoring. Glacial environments are key indicators of global warming and climate change. They’re also home to a diverse range of microorganisms. Both of these need to be quantified and monitored, but doing this isn’t easy because of the cold, remote environments in which they are found. To combat ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Efficient joint probability analysis of flood risk

    Flood attributes such as the water level may depend on multiple forcing variables that arise from common meteorological conditions. To correctly estimate flood risk in these situations, it is necessary to account for the joint probability distribution of all the relevant forcing variables. An example of a joint probability approach is the design variable method, which focuses on the extremes of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study Port of Hamburg/Germany

    LOG_aLevel Storm Tide Network at the Port of Hamburg, Germany Since 2003 a Storm Tide Network from General Acoustics GmbH (GA) has been satisfactory operating at the Port of Hamburg. In a first test phase of two years a LOG_aLevel station was successfully tested by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) against its conventional gauges. Due to the good results in terms of accuracy and ...


    By General Acoustics e.K.

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