The Marina Hydrography Center (CHM) launched a waveform buoy (Spotter V-2 model) in front of the Copacabana beach and near the buoy for the, as part of the REMO project (network for observation and oceanographic modeling) and in cooperation with Petrobras Collection of environmental data from the Brazilian coastal surveillance system (SiMCosta project).
It is a precision instrument with advanced technology for wave measurement, tested between February 4th and February 10th, collecting wave data that was transmitted in real time to the CHM and has already been used to validate a surf warning from the Marine Meteorological Service about the possibility of a hangover event with waves of 2.5 to 3.0 meters on the coast of Rio de Janeiro on days 5, 6 and 7 February.
The buoy represents a new method implemented by the CHM for the rapid acquisition of wave data during the occurrence of severe events or certain marine operations. In addition to the participation of CHM and Petrobras, the start was supported by the Almirante Moraes Rego Navigation Aid Center and the SiMCosta project (Brazilian Coast Monitoring System), the aim of which is to enable the establishment of a network of monitoring parameters. meteorological and oceanographic data of the Brazilian coastal zone (inland and river estuaries) to set up a warning system in the event of extreme events;
The Almirante Moraes Rgo Nautical Signaling Center (CAMR), based in Niteroi, is an organization that reports directly to the DHN (Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation) and is responsible for the planning, coordination and control of nautical signaling activities under the direct responsibility of is the Brazilian Navy. (Javier Bonilla)
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