Ports & Harbours

Ports & Harbours: A harbour is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and barges can be docked. A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbours where ships can dock and transfer people.

Ports & Harbours are safe havens for shipping and are the entry and exit points for trade in and out of the country. Keeping them monitored for safe passage is essential to keep trade moving and to avoid maritime accidents happening resulting in human and environmental consequences. Oceanographic equipment is used in the design and development of ports and harbours as well as the ongoing monitoring and maintenance to ensure efficient and safe operations.

Environmental Conditions – Currents, Waves and Tides

Pressure based


  • RBR GeneralRBRsolo³ compact single channel depth, tide or wave loggers
  • RBRvirtuoso³ standard single channel depth, tide and wave loggers
  • RBRduet³ & RBRduo³ dual channel options adding T, DO, Tu, PAR, Conductivity, etc.
  • RBRconcerto³ & RBRmaestro³ multi channel options (adding up to 9 other channels to the D)
  • RBRquartz³ high accuracy / low drift  paroscientific sensor options
  • Up to 10,000m depth rating


  • Nortek 1Acoustic Surface Tracking (AST) using AWAC and Signature profilers
  • PUV (Pressure) based using the Vector, the Aquadopp Current Meter, and the Aquadopp Current Profilers.

Radar Based


  • Wave Direction.JPGWaveGuide Water Level
  • WaveGuide Height & Tide
  • WaveGuide Direction
  • WaveGuide OnBoard

 Buoy Based


  • TRIAXYS Directional Wave BuoyTRIAXYS Buoy3
  • TRIAXYS Directional Current & Wave Buoy
  • TRIAXYS Mini Buoy
  • WatchKeeper Buoy
  • 3m Buoy
  • 5m Nomad Buoy
  • HydroLevel Buoy

Measuring water quality / below water environmental properties:


  • RBRsolo³ compact single channel depth, temp., DO, Tu and PAR loggers
  • RBR GeneralRBRvirtuoso³ standard single channel  conductivity, depth, temp., CO2, DO, Fl, ORP, PAR, pH, Tu, transmittance voltage, etc. loggers
  • RBRduet³ & RBRduo³ dual channel options with two of conductivity, depth, temp., CO2, DO, Fl, ORP, PAR, pH, Tu, transmittance voltage, etc. loggers
  • RBRconcerto³ & RBRmaestro³ multi channel options up to 10 channels of above
  • RBR Wirewalker wave powered profiling system
  • RBR inductive modem


  • Insitu water sampling and monitoring (ecoli, etc.)Fluidion ALERT LAB
  • Portable automatic analyzing system


Visual Inspections


  • DTX2 ROV
  • DTPod Drop Cameras
  • Pipe / Bottom Crawlers
  • Utility Crawlers



  • EdgeTech SBPSide Scan Sonar
  • Sub-bottom Profiler
  • Bathymetry
  • Combined Sensors
  • AUV/ROV Sonar
  • USBL Nav., Positioning, MRU


  • dt-xSplit Beam Scientifc Echosounders
  • Autonomous Submersible EchoSounders
  • Aquatic Habitat Echosounders


  • AUVsPAGE 2 - RTsys eqpt

Invasive Species Monitoring


  • DTG2 ROVvlcsnap-3207967
  • DTX2 ROV
  • DTPod Drop Cameras
  • Utility Crawlers


Mooring Equipment



Fixing your equipment is important to ensure it is still there when you return. Being able to recover it too is as important and the EdgeTech range of acoustic releases and pop up buoys allow this.

  • Acoustic releases
  • Combined acoustic release and pop up buoy system

Mooring Systems Inc


In column ADCP buoys and floats, complimented by the range of bottom frames means that you can get your instrumentation in the exact place that you need it. Combined with inbuilt release systems (such as EdgeTech’s) means that the entire mooring can be recovered, serviced and redeployed.

  • Bottom mounting frames
  • Trawl resistant bottom frames (TRBM)
  • ADCP buoys
  • Mooring floats
  • Instrument inline frames


MetOcean Telematics Beacons Flashers

Knowing where you assets are when underwater, or at night, requires high intensity and reliable lights such as the Novatech flashers. When the assets are recovered by a 3rd party, be it by a weather event, a trawler or through sabotage, being alerted and being able to track it via satellite gives an increased chance of recovery.

  • Iridium Satellite Beacons
  • VHF Tracking Beacons
  • LED Flasher



Zebra Tech barnacle 1Keeping your sensors clean in a marine environment is always the challenge. Zebra-Tech’s range of wipers allows sensors for Tu, PAR, DO, etc. be physically wiped ensuring that the data you collect is as good as possible. A range of wipers for camera systems is also available ensuring your view is not obscurred and service visits by divers can be extended.

  • Wipers for various water quality sensors e.g. Tu, PAR, DO, etc.
  • Wipers for your existing cameras
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