Metocean Analysis

Metocean and/or Environmental conditions (wind, waves, sea levels, currents, etc.) are certainly among the most significant parameters to achieve a technically feasible and cost-effective coastal and/or offshore project design.
With that in mind, Longitude has grown an in-house team of metocean and coastal engineering specialists to support Clients in assessing the environmental conditions of locations across the globe, using a combined approach of fit-for-purpose tools and long-term project expertise.

High quality data and specifically tailored analysis

Qualified metocean hindcast databases and satellite observations are used to directly assess metocean climate or to force detailed numerical local models.

Advanced statistical analyses are performed to define typical (i.e. annual/seasonal regime, weather downtime, stand-by windows, etc.) and extreme (i.e. extreme storms characteristics, maximum wind and waves, tropical cyclones, tsunami, etc.) conditions affecting the project site.

Engineering analysis tools and numerical modelling are combined to characterize scour dynamic and morphology processes affecting the projects at all stages including feasibility, planning, permitting and design.

High quality data and specifically tailored analysis are managed to satisfy and support our clients in a joint approach throughout the entire project lifecycle.

Services offered include:

  • Desktop and feasibility metocean studies;
  • Numerical wave and hydrodynamic modelling;
  • Assessment of metocean design criteria;
  • FEED and detail design metocean reports;
  • Metocean statistics (i.e. weather downtime analyses and persistence) to assess risk of marine operations;
  • Route criteria for sea transport and tow;
  • Spot location report;
  • Independent third party metocean review;
  • Assessment of tropical cyclone design conditions

Key Contacts

Metocean & Coastal Engineer

London, Longitude

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