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Wave Predictor

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€71 429
EU Contribution
€50 000
Project website
Project Acronym
Wave Predictor
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

Offshore waves are irregular and unpredictable. The only way offshore operations can be managed safely is through a combination of elaborate statistics and large safety margins. These have been inalienable truths for all offshore operations and vessels for decades.

Some progress has been made in radar technology to analyse surrounding wave spectra real-time, and calculate the probability that a too high wave arises. This is the current state-of-the art in offshore technology, but has several consequences and limitations for operational safety and costs:

  • 'Safe' is still not 100% safe - a 1/1000 probability that a critical wave height is exceeded is often deemed acceptable. Far from land and handling expensive equipment, the consequences of accidents can be large (millions of euros, injury or death), another reason for the large safety margins;
  • Double costs regularly arise when conditions are deemed safe and a transport or operation is started, but subsequently abandoned empty-handed;
  • Opportunity costs are enormous as well, due to lost working hours when there would have been plenty of safe operational windows - if only they were known upfront.

Next Ocean has developed a world-wide unique technology to predict (critically high) waves 3 minutes in advance. Their Wave Predictor, which is the result of more than ten years of research, contains unique 'deciphering' and predictive algorithms for upcoming waves and the resulting ship motions. The WP predicts exactly when and where dangerously high waves, enabling users to anticipate proactively in time.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.
H2020-EU.2.1.1.
H2020-EU.2.3.1.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Next Ocean Bv
Address
PAARDENMARKT 1, 2611 PA DELFT, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€50 000
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Technology for predicting critically high waves
Development phase
Implementation

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