Port and Coastal Planning - Implemented Resources

A diagnosis can only be run from reliable data. Consequently, our teams are equipped with regularly updated, reliable resources depending on technological developments and covering a wide research spectrum.

Drawing up measurement protocols:

In order to optimize taking a series of measurements at sea, it is necessary to set up a protocol that will give the location of the stations, the parameters measured and their acquisition frequencies, the duration, number and seasonal distribution of the campaigns.

Acquiring field data in inshore or deep-water zones:

Our measuring equipment can pick up the main oceanographic and meteorological characteristics:

• currents: speeds and directions, vertical structure, spatial variations

• swells: amplitudes, periods and directions, energy

• tides, winds, etc.

These parameters define the projects' constraints. The expertise developed by our teams means that measurement campaigns can be run on small sea-beds (beaches, lagoons, marshes, estuaries, etc.) and at great depths.

Real time monitoring and data transmission:

Data acquisition, even at great depths, can be monitored in real time, thereby constantly following measurements and obtaining results. This information can be sent to a surveillance PC that can trigger a specific procedure (alarm, work implementation or stoppage, possibility of docking, etc.) automatically, or controlled by an operator. Modem transmission means that quality can be checked directly on our premises.

Information processing and process modelling:

The experience acquired over many years on a wide variety of sites, associated with the capacity to simulate hydrodynamic processes using mathematical models helps to establish reliable representations of local agitation conditions and water mass circulation. These applications help to define the project values.

Different modelling types are set using calculation software for marine environments: TELEMAC 2D, MIKE 3D, SWANN.

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