To keep coastal communities, economies and ecosystems healthy requires keeping track of ocean and coastal areas and monitoring and assessing how these areas are changing. Adverse land based human activities in the long term have a detrimental effect on our coastal receiving environment. High nutrients levels, heavy metal contaminants and high sedimentation loads result in degradation of the marine environment.
Climate change and the impacts of sea level rise on coastal land is an additional concern. Monitoring of tide heights and sea swell facilitates coastal planning activities. The use of tide gauges, wavebuoys and oceanic meteorological data facilitates port authorities to operationally manage safe and efficient shipping navigation.
Marine Case Studies
HydroTel Telemetry is used to assist PPA to meet their challenge of scheduling and ensuring the safe navigation of heavily laden, Cape Size, ships loaded with iron ore through a narrow tidal window, while trying to maximize port efficiency.