Wave buoys have been essential in providing accurate ocean surface measurement since the middle of last century. The costs associated with maintaining them, though, can be astronomical. Dry sensors provide a solution to this expensive, and potentially hazardous, problem.
Miros has joined forces with Katapult Ocean and their mission to build a global ecosystem to help come up with the best solutions for the preservation and optimal use of the world’s oceans. Miros will be contributing with mentors for their start-up accelerator program.
Miros Group is set to supply eight oil spill detection (OSD) systems to Brazilian oil major Petrobras in the world’s largest X-band radar-based OSD surveillance and response contract to date. The agreement is in partnership with Ulstein Belga Marine, primary supplier to Petrobras.
Miros’ wave radar technology delivers accurate, real-time, dry sea-state measurements of the ocean surface without the maintenance and costs related to using equipment which is directly exposed to seawater.
Miros’ oil spill detection system is designed to interpret multiple indicators and yet trigger alarms only when the “right” combination of such indicators is identified. The objective of the system is to support the fastest possible response.
Marine operations are particularly sensitive to environmental challenges such as those posed by unpredictable weather conditions. Undertaking real-time measurements and analysis, as well as forming appropriate risk assessments based on wind and weather data, can help to mitigate the potential challenges of project delays, cost overruns, property damage and safety.
How to Use Cloud-Integrated Wave Radars to Mitigate Risk While Creating Operational and Cost Efficiencies?
At the end of 2018, Miros launched a brand new offering, making dry sea-state measurements available as a service through the Cloud. For our customers, Miros’ Cloud-integrated wave radars mean flexible access to real-time data without having to cover the investment in data collection and transfer equipment.
The Miros team has long been known for ocean surface monitoring and solutions for providing customers with ocean insights. Now we are making sea-state data available as a Cloud-integrated service.
There are lots of questions – and misconceptions – about vessel performance reporting in the shipping and maritime industries. The manually produced “noon report” – a daily data sheet prepared by a vessel’s captain – logs the vessel’s position and other relevant standardised data. Like most manual processes, however, these are subjective, time-consuming and prone to human error. Yet many business decisions that propel the industry forward are based on noon report insights. Real-time ocean surface measurements are turning the tide on this unrefined practice.
As businesses across industries look for ways to increase efficiency and safety while reducing costs, simplifying data collection is a top priority. Within the wide scope of maritime industries, all can benefit from adopting real-time sea-state monitoring systems. From offshore oil and gas to coastal monitoring, offshore wind farms to merchant shipping, the enhanced planning, situational awareness, performance optimisation and hindsight analysis on offer is game-changing. The range of applications, along with the scale of operational improvement potential is, in many ways, endless.