Port, Harbor & Coastal Monitoring Systems
Woods Hole Group specializes in the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of real-time environmental measurement systems in ports and harbors. Measurements typically include meteorological data such as wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, air temperature, and visibility, as well as oceanographic data including currents or current profiles, water level (tide height), water temperature, and salinity. The data are used in real time by ship pilots, boat operators, port managers, fishermen, the Coast Guard, and law enforcement agencies. For these purposes the data are collected, transmitted, and displayed on a rapid schedule, usually less than 10 minutes. Data can be disseminated directly to users in the form of data files or tabular or graphical displays accessible by web browser over the Internet.
For private clients and non-NOAA government agencies, Woods Hole Group provides a complete range of system design and integration services for port and harbor systems, drawing upon the best available technology from a wide variety of manufacturers to provide the optimum system for each client. We design and build custom mounting hardware and deployment systems, ranging from simple bottom platforms to buoys to moveable-carriage systems mounted on piers or pilings. Depending on the application, we provide specialized data acquisition systems for remote, low-power installations, as well as software for data acquisition, processing, archiving, display, and telemetry. We provide real-time monitoring of system performance, and our staff of field engineers is available for world-wide service.
- Aids to Navigation Safety & Security
- System Design & Integration
- Installation, Operation & Maintenance Services
- Real-Time Data Displays