The main purpose of this work is the development of the wave reconstruction and prediction system RIMARC for forecasting of waves and vessel motion in real time a few minutes in advance. RIMARC (Radar IMAge ReConstruction and wave prediction) utilises ocean surface measurements from a standard X-band navigation radar as input and provides the short-time forecast of phase-resolved temporal-spatial evolution of the wave field downstream as output. Independent field tests were performed on board the subsea offshore IMR vessel Normand Ocean. The tests covered significant wave heights from 1 to 7 metres and showed that the wave spectrum and short-time phase-resolved wave evolution at vessel site are correctly predicted 4-8 minutes ahead.
'Next Minutes' Ocean Waves and Vessel Motion Predictions for more Efficient Offshore Lifting Operations
Halstensen, Svein Olav, Vasilyev, Leonid, Zinchenko, Victoria, and Yuming Liu. "'Next Minutes' Ocean Waves and Vessel Motion Predictions for more Efficient Offshore Lifting Operations." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Virtual, September 2020.
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