Get access to information about wave heights, wind speeds and directions at sea and improve efficiency and safety of your marine operations.
Due to imaging features of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor, the data can be used to estimate wave heights, speeds and directions of sea surface wind. Wind speeds and directions can be estimated up to 10 meters above the sea surface.
Information about wave heights and wind speeds and directions is vital for safety of marine operations and efficient planning of shipping routes. The data is also used in academic purposes due to its importance for understanding the ocean dynamics and sea-air interaction. Information derived from SAR imagery on waves heights and winds can contribute into atmospheric research, meaning that this is a valuable asset for climate change studies.
Other applications of SAR-based data on wave heights and winds are: ensuring safety at sea for Oil & Gas platforms; modeling oil spill dissipation; energy production estimation, forecasting and optimizing locations for wind farms or renewable energy systems; studies of sediment transport (i.e. sediments carry nutrients that are important for fishes and sea organisms - thus, important for the fishing market).