Sea Surveyor, Inc
MARINE SURVEYS
SINCE 1985

 

 

Precision marine surveys for the engineering community

 

 

Oceanography


Oceanographic Monitoring

 

Sea Surveyor owns and operates numerous types of sophisticated oceanographic sensors that monitor tides, waves current speed and direction, and diffusion/dispersion.  Typical applications include:

CURRENT MONITORING:

• InterOcean S-4 meters are used to measure current velocity and direction.

• Seafloor-mounted ADCP meters measure current speed/direction for entire water column.

• Computerized processing and plotting of current speedand direction statistics.

Plot

Time-Series Plot for Tides and Current

Tide Gauge

Wave/Tide Gauge

 

WAVE AND TIDE MONITORING:

• Continuous deployments from 1-day to 1-year.

• Subsurface pressure-sensors measure water surface elevation to mm accuracy.

• Wave height, wave length, wave period, and wave direction (optional)

 

Dye Study

Results from Dye Study in Southeast Thailand  

 

DYE DIFFUSION STUDIES:

• Identify water circulation patterns.

• Measure turbulent diffusion.

• Identify optimal outfall site location.

 

 

 

 

 

Example Oceanographic Monitoring Investigations:

• 2002: 3-Month Deployment of ADCP current profilers and Thermister Chains at 3 Offshore Locations near Sewage Outfall Diffuser for Orange County Sanitation Dept.

• 1996: Current/Tide Monitoring near Oil Tanker Moorings in San Francisco Bay.

 • 1991: Steady State Dye Studies and Patch Dye Tests in the Gulf of Thailand for Engineering Design of Aquaculture Ponds.

 • 1989: 2-Year Oceanographic Monitoring Program for San Diego Ocean Outfall Design.

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