Current Measurement

CARES were appointed by the client to carry out a current measurement campaign on the Onne Access Channel​. One objective was to provide data for use in setting up a navigation simulator for the approach to Onne by West African Maximum (WAFMAX) vessels.

PROJECT SUMMARY
Project start: Jun 2013
Project completion: Sep 2013
Sectors: Maritime
Project location: Onne, Nigeria

CARES were appointed by the client to carry out a current measurement campaign on the Onne Access Channel​. One objective was to provide data for use in setting up a navigation simulator for the approach to Onne by West African Maximum (WAFMAX) vessels.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
  • Installation of a Accoustic Doppler Current profiler (ACDP) on board the VCC vessel “Elumini Manu” that sailed​ four different transect paths which were designed to split the region in to sections which could be repeated at differnt tidal states.
  • Production of a report which included placing data in the context of teh tidal state. Data was interpreted and mapped with reference to the generic Spring and Neap cycles.
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