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OceanWise delivers Tide and Meteorological Monitoring System to The Wash Ports

Posted: Thursday 29th May 2014

Independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist, OceanWise, in collaboration with Valeport, have been awarded a contract to deliver a Tidal and Meteorological Monitoring, Telemetry and Display System (TMMTDS) to the ports of Boston, King’s Lynn Conservancy Board and Nene Ports. The TMMTDS includes three water level and weather monitoring stations in the estuary, plus a data feed from a monitoring station operated by the Environment Agency.

Water level monitoring equipment for the project is being supplied by Valeport using the VRS20 radar sensor, and Gill Instruments weather sensors. GSM telemetry equipment provides bi-directional control of the outstations. System design, integration and all control, database and publishing hardware and software is being provided by OceanWise. The project is funded by Centrica in support of their maritime operations in the area but is expected significant wider benefits as the data is being made available to the ports and publicly.

The system complements OceanWise’s expertise and experience in delivering maritime information infrastructure projects and builds on work that OceanWise is undertaking for other UK ports. The aim is to ensure that environmental and operational data, critical to port operations and compliance, is reliably and easily accessible to all port personnel and wider stakeholders that require it. These projects are realising tangible benefits and are gaining significant interest from ports and other maritime organisations within the UK and overseas. Mark Jonas, OceanWise’s Technical Director stated, “We are delighted to be working with Centrica and The Wash Ports on this project. It is a further step towards realising our ambition of being a leading provider of end-to-end marine and coastal data management and decision support products and services.”

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