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Copernicus Sentinel-3 offers safer navigation at sea

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11 Jan 2018

CMEMS buoy-based in-situ wave coverage
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Wave information is crucial for people working at sea, to be able to navigate and operate safely. A new product based on satellite altimeter data detailing 'Significant Wave Height' now enables this.

High waves are not only dangerous but can threaten delicate procedures at sea, so wave information is paramount for operating safely and efficiently. For instance, in oil and gas offshore platform operations, historic data and forecasts of wave heights are vital for the safety of personnel, equipment and the environment.

Marine renewable energy operations and site studies require similar information on waves and ship routing can also be improved by such forecasts.

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