MISSION: WATER 44 HEADLINE OCEAN & COASTAL About Sea and Land Technologies Established in 1994, Sea and Land Technologies has been synonymous with the marketing and sales of high technology products and services designed for Marine Survey specializing in servicing the requirements of the user community in areas like Oceanography, Hydrography, Hydro-Met observations, Geophysical and Seismic studies as well as Coastal and Environmental monitoring. Their commitment to meeting clients’ needs and expectations is expressed in their proposition: Global Technologies | Seamless Solutions. It is a shared ideal that inspires and drives them to bring clients the latest and best technologies from around the globe. It is a promise to deliver solutions that help push the boundaries in the pursuit of excellence. For more information, visit: www.sea-landtech.com Meeting the Challenge Within an already busy port setting, large scale marine construction projects such as the land reclamation works being undertaken by Hyundai Engineering at Pulau Tekong require cutting edge systems to ensure the safe management of barge pilotage. The combination of increased shipping traffic and the need for barges to safely anchor while waiting to offload sand to the island led to the development of standard operating procedures for safe vessel management. A key requirement of this SOP was the measurement of real-time water current and wind speed data to facilitate safe mooring. These parameters are critical for safe anchorage and piloting vessels. In conjunction with Hyundai Engineering, a specialized team of technology experts from Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd supplied a SonTek SL-500 sensor to provide real-time data collection for current speed and direction. With integrated pressure readings, the SL-500 can also calculate wave-height and period, additional information to help ensure a ship’s safe anchorage and berthing. This high accuracy sensor was paired with YSI’s Storm3 data logger to record and transmit the data to the Hyundai Control Centre via cellular modem. From there, the information is used to provide alerts when mooring conditions are unsafe. Keeping up with Demand As both sensor and information technology continue to evolve, ports and harbors will begin to rely more and more on real-time meteorological and water current data for decision making. Optimizing port operations will remain a fundamental mission for port authorities around the world. As long as consumers continue to demand faster delivery of goods – and governments seek to expand land reclamation work – the shipping industry will continue to deploy new strategies to move items from point A to B even faster (and safer). Installing a SonTek SL500 instrument which transmits changing level and velocity data to the HydroMET station. The real-time data dashboard used to alert operators of rapidly changing, potentially dangerous conditions.