Spacer
News
News > Water Quality Monitored at Dredging Sites

Water Quality Monitored at Dredging Sites

  11/05/2012
Fastwave’s OceanStar system has been commissioned to monitor the water quality on ten sites located off Port Hedland on Australia’s North West coastline. Port Hedland is a key export location for Australian iron ore exports. BHP Billiton is carrying out a 100-million-tonne/year outer harbour expansion at the port.

 

OceanStar being deployed for water quality monitoring

OceanStar enables real-time monitoring of various water quality parameters required for environmental-compliance reporting associated with activities such as dredging and marine construction.    

 

GHD, a global engineering and environmental services firm, commissioned the system in order to provide marine water quality data from monitoring sites located in areas surrounding the port dredging operations.       

 

The multi-award winning system acquires data from in-situ sensors by integrating subsea, satellite and internet technologies. It offers global coverage through iridium satellite telemetry, and has a design that allows sensors, instrumentation and electronic equipment to be located below the surface or on the seabed, rather than on the surface or suspended from data buoys. This configuration enables low-cost system deployment due to the small size of the relay buoys and correspondingly reduced mooring requirements. It also reduces vulnerability to extreme weather events, theft, vandalism and collisions that can affect larger data buoys. The system can be integrated with various types of sensors, depending on the application.

 

Since 2007 OceanStar has been deployed at some of Australia’s largest offshore energy development projects, including Woodside Energy’s Pluto project and Chevron Australia’s Gorgon project. The system has proven reliability in some of the most demanding marine conditions, including in cyclonic weather.

 

The system delivers sensor data to users anywhere in the world within seconds via an online marine data management system. The system is not restricted in its deployment by the limited offshore range of cellular or radio networks, making it ideal for use in remote locations. It can also be easily re-deployed from one project to the next due to its modular design. The system offers extended endurance capability with low maintenance requirements when compared to conventional data buoy systems, significantly reducing the cost of operation.

 




Read more about:
 data  Construction  harbour  Offshore  Data Management 
 Dredging 

Supplier: Fastwave Communications

More news from this supplier:
Fastwave To Offer Kongsberg Seagliders In Australian Region
Real-time Marine Environmental Monitoring System
Fastwave Wins Subsea Energy Australia Awards
Subsea Data Acquisition Capabilities Extended
Underwater Monitoring System for Offshore Gas Project
Repeat Order For Subsea Environmental Monitoring System
Fastwave Supports Glider Fleet


Optech to Present at OI China 2014
Side-scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Seminar
UTEC Survey Completes Infield AUV Inspection
Hydro14 Programme Finalised
Aviation Module for SevenCs‘ Kernel Version
Workshop Changing Oceans And Industry Futures
Teledyne RESON Acquires Business From ATLAS HYDROGRAPHIC
Oceaneering International Orders Six Deep-water DVLs
Galileo Satellites Lose Way in Space After Launch
Optech at SMART Geospatial Expo 2014 in South Korea


   


comments powered by Disqus
Search on Geo-matching.com
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Upcoming Events
Spacer
White Shark Attack on WHOI REMUS Captured on Camera

A 3-metre-long white shark tried to have a REMUS AUV belonging to WHOI for lunch and the action was filmed by the AUV's camera. In this broadcast, WHOI researchers provide background to the attack, in which the shark's jaws exerted a pressure of 2 tons per inch to the ABC news item reporter.

 

Spacer
Last 3 items:
Spacer
Last Comments
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer