Benefits: Description of applications

The knowledge of the current and wave fields derived from this technology has many applications. Among others, the following ones can be mentioned:

  • Statistical knowledge of the marine environment (waves and currents) for its use in Maritime Engineering and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
  • Accidental marine pollution Crisis management (i.e. Oil spills).
  • Backtracking of oil spill to identify ships causing intentional marine pollution
  • Studies of the biology and fisheries (i.e. Transport of larvae).
  • Navigation aids (i.e. Conditions in port entrance).
  • Risk management (i.e.. Obtaining wave data at a time where there are difficulties in maintaining operational buoys).