Case Study: How dry-mounted instrumentation is changing the face of port monitoring


In partnership with Miros

Monitoring local sea states is essential for the safety, security and resilience of ports, harbors and coastal infrastructure worldwide, providing stakeholders with invaluable data for use in a wide range of endeavors.

From supporting safe navigation of vessels, to ensuring safety during dredging activities, maintenance tasks, or construction efforts where operational limits may be enforced.

The safety and performance efficiencies leveraged thanks to easy access to environmental data are significant and as ports explore the best ways to prepare themselves for increasingly unpredictable conditions, real-time wave and weather insights are key in reducing uncertainty.

Why Radar-Based Instrumentation?

Traditionally, wave and current data has been gathered by in-water equipment, such as buoys. In contrast, Miros offers dry-mounted radar-based sensors, which eliminate the costly and time-consuming maintenance regimes associated with submerged instrumentation, whilst providing comparable measurement accuracy.

Miros’ robust equipment is designed to withstand the most punishing conditions.

Puertos del Estado: World-Leading Coastal Monitoring 

Spain’s National Port Authority, Puertos del Estado, began its transition from maintenance-hungry, acoustic tide gauges to a future-facing, dry-mounted coastal monitoring solutions in 2005 with the purchase of their first Miros RangeFinder.

Now, with more than 40 RangeFinder installations comprising the REDMAR network, Puertos del Estado enjoys one of the most advanced and ambitious coastal monitoring networks in the world. Miros has been able to provide Puertos del Estado with a solution that enables it to achieve its goals, with local, national and international stakeholders making use of its data across many socio-economic sectors.

RangeFinder: Dry-Mounted, Radar-Based, Ocean Surface Monitoring

Miros’ radar-based RangeFinder sensor provides sea level, tide, and non-directional wave measurements in real time. The sensor measures with millimeter accuracy in all weather conditions and, since it’s a dry-mounted sensor, the costs associated with submerged equipment are eliminated. In opting for radar-based sensors from Miros, Puertos del Estado has futureproofed its hardware and paved the way for innovative next steps.

Miros: 35 Years Serving the Global Maritime Industry

From Spain’s national tide monitoring network to storm surge detection in Korea, sea state monitoring and erosion protection in Japan to oil spill detection in India, Miros sensors and solutions help protect coastlines, ports and critical infrastructure all around the world.

Other ports and harbours putting the radar-based Miros RangeFinder to good use include: Port of Tangier Med, Port of Sines, Port of Valparaiso, Port of Huasco, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Halifax Port Authority, Port of LA, Port of San Francisco, North Queensland Ports, Port of Lyttelton, Port of Los Angeles, New York Port Authority, Maryland Port Authority, Port of Cassablanca, Port of Setubal and many more.

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