Wave logger and current profiler (ADCP with acoustic surface tracking)


Wave logger and current profiler (ADCP with acoustic surface tracking)
Nortek AS
600kHz AWAC

Measures and logs surface waves and ocean current profiles as a function of depth using acoustic Doppler sonar. With connected software produces directional wave spectra and statistics as well as current profiles as frequently as each 30 minutes.

Max depth 60m; profile minimum cell size 0.5m;
Sampling rate 2 Hz (waves), 1Hz (current)
Waves: Hs to 15m, accuracy 1% or 1cm
Current: +/- 10ms-1range; +/- 1cms-1 uncertainty


Research Facility

Wave Energy Research Centre
College of the North Atlantic
Lord's Cove
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Development & testing of wave energy converters, test bed for materials, structures and engineered devices designed for harsh wave environment. Land-based multi-trophic aquaculture.

  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Ocean Industries

Industry Liaison Officer

Kay Graham
Innovation Officer


Kay Graham Primary Contact
Industry Liaison
Michael Graham
Administrator - Research Projects

Date submitted: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 10:42 PM
Date updated: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 10:43 PM

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