Aanderaa - Motion Based Ocean Waves Sensor
From Ocean Waves
Accurate Ocean Based wave measurements are critical in applications such as offshore wind farm development, navigation, cable laying, breakwater building, and bridge construction. Waves also result in continuous loads on marine structures, including docks, moorings, and offshore platforms. Waves are challenging to measure. Variables to consider when collecting wave data include the depth of the measuring device, proximity to shore, wave types, and available infrastructure from which to measure. Several methods for measuring waves are available, and careful selection of the best approach is needed to get the optimal result.
Aanderaa offers three different methods to measure wave characteristics:
- Surface buoys can be equipped with sensors that measure the buoys’ movement.
- Acoustic profilers can measure orbital currents in the water column.
- Pressure sensors can be placed in the water column.