As part of the research project HYD2M (Hydrodynamics of raz Blanchard, measurement and modeling) led by the continental and coastal morphodynamics unit of the University of Caen (France), two oceanographic radars have been installed and will soon be operational to measure currents and waves, and better understand their interactions.
This zone of strong tidal currents is very favorable to the production of electricity. These radars will make it possible to evaluate the energy resource and its variability according to the metocean conditions. They may also provide a means of monitoring the area for the installation and maintenance of the turbines. Current and wave height maps will be produced over the entire area covered by the radars and updated every quarter of an hour. The map below shows the first acquisition of one of the two radars.
With more than 15 years of experience in radar maintenance in the Iroise Sea, Actimar aims to develop value-added products from systems in other seas around the world.
To know more: see the article of the University of Caen in « La Presse de la Manche » (edition of November 15, 2017, in French).