Wave radar: prediction of waves and vessel motions

Sist oppdatert: Oct 21, 2020

Ocean wave dynamics is the biggest challenge for all ocean operations. NORCE has in collaboration with MIT Ocean Research, USA, developed a prototype software for prediction of waves and vessel motions for a period of minutes based on the standard navigation radar for vessels. MIT Ocean Research has worked for 20 years to develop wave forecasts for some minutes based on wave physics.

The software connected to the vessel’s navigation radar is continuously tested and improved on offshore vessels. The full-scale measurements show good accuracy for the predicted waves. Methods and software can be further developed for all practical applications in ocean operations.