OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS

What waves and sea level will there be tomorrow on the coast? Which areas will be suitable and which won’t be for swimming? Will the oil spill arrive at my coast? Will the tsunami that has been generated in Alaska two hours ago have consequences for my city? Can I surf this afternoon? What is the probability that it can be operated inside the port within 3 days? Will the next winter be very severe?

Having developed operational systems in very different areas, with diverse applications, since we have a large experience answering these questions.

These range from flow studies for predicting oil spills to operational systems for constructing maritime structures, and even such topics as applications for determining the best areas and times for surfing.

Methodology

In all the above cases, the different capacities we have at IHCantabria have allowed us to develop various various methodologies and numerical tools and statistics for their application in operational oceanography, using:

Model nesting and coupling techniques.

Refinement techniques (downscaling, both dynamic and statistical), wave modeling, levels and currents associated with different dynamics (storms, tsunamis, density and salinity gradients).

Predictions on very short (a few hours), short (24-72 hours) and medium timescales (up to 15 days) for waves, flooding, erosion, transport of substances, transport of hydrocarbons, quality of surfing, port operations, construction of maritime facilities, impact of tsunamis, among others.

Areas of Expertise

Development of systems based on the intensive use of computational time

Requiring a great technological infrastructure that provides information on waves, currents, wind and sea level days in advance.

Development of systems based on the intensive use of computational time

Requiring a great technological infrastructure that provides information on waves, currents, wind and sea level days in advance.

Operational systems based on hybrid systems

This system combines dynamic executions with expert systems that yield practically immediate predictions of meteo-oceanographic variables. These systems provide significant savings in calculation time, make the operational system easier to implement and offer considerable improvements in the spatial resolution and in the physical processes that are simulated.

Operational time-managed nowcast systems

These operational systems give rise to highly reliable results that are defined based on the instrumental information available at that moment.

Seasonal prediction systems

That estimate meteo-oceanographic variables for time horizons on the order of months. In these cases, the problem is tackled using a probabilistic approach.

SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS

Operational OMAN

Operational oceanographic flooding system on the coast of Oman that provides 7-day forecasts.

Operational PUERTO DE AÇU (Brazil):

Work to support the construction of the port.

Operational SURF (Cantabria):

Work to define surf conditions along the coast of Cantabria.
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athenea operational

Development of an integrated system for preventing and managing oil spills in marine environments.
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ANTONIO TOMÁS

Researcher || Expert in Operational Systems

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