Ports and Terminals

Equipment to monitor sea currents and waves is installed at Imbituba

Jul, 21, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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SCPAR Port of Imbituba has finished installing an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) near the access channel of the Port of Imbituba. The objective is to measure the intensity and direction of the waves and marine currents in the Porto inlet. The ADCP was installed next to the iron weight of the red nautical signal buoy and is specially prepared to receive the data-capture equipment and became part of the methodology of the Hydrodynamic Conditions Monitoring Program, one of the 18 controls carried out by the Port Authority.

Camila Amorim, oceanographer and manager of Health, Safety, and Environment at SCPAR Porto de Imbituba, emphasizes the importance of continuous and real-time generation of current and wave data. “With the ADCP installed, we can monitor and better understand the hydrodynamic situation of the waterway system at the Port of Imbituba. We can even predict extreme conditions and make port operations even safer”, she adds.

The information collected by the ADCP will soon be available to port workers involved in ship maneuvers, such as pilots and tugboats.

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