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Radar-based sensor for directional measurements of ocean waves and currents

The Miros Wave & Current Radar is a standalone dry sensor for the measurement of directional wave spectra and surface currents for safer, more efficient offshore operations.


The successful operation of offshore facilities begins with accurate measurements of the ocean surface. Ports and stationary installations use directional measurements, such as currents and wave height, to help optimise safety and efficiency. These measurements provide valuable insight into the timing of activities such as offloading and crane operations.

Accurate ocean surface measurements, as well as historical data about these measurements, can be difficult to obtain. Traditional methods of monitoring coastal conditions make use of submerged equipment such as buoys, which are costly to deploy and maintain.

Reliable ocean surface data

The Miros Wave & Current Radar measures directionally, utilising dual footprint pulse Doppler and microwave dual frequency to calculate both waves and surface currents. Data quality and accuracy are comparable to high performance buoys, but with higher availability. Real-time sea state data is collected and cloud integrated, for easy access by users in any location.

The Miros Wave & Current Radar is not directly exposed to seawater. It therefore provides reliable, real-time ocean surface measurements without risk of damage or loss. The radar is easily installed, and does away with expensive operations related to buoy deployment and recovery. The unit’s rugged construction stands up to harsh weather conditions.

Concrete benefits

The Miros Wave & Current Radar makes offshore operations safer and more efficient, providing instant cloud access to ocean surface measurements. Accurate data assists forecasting, supports decision planning and potentially improves fuel economy through more efficient operations.

Market potential

Among other applications, sensors for measuring water level and waves play an important role in protecting coastlines, ports and other critical infrastructure from the effects of climate change.

Miros is a technology company that specialises in measuring the ocean surface. The company has provided sensors and systems for environmental monitoring to the global offshore and maritime industries for more than 35 years, and has a presence in 28 countries around the world.

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Solbråveien 20, 1383 ASKER, Norway

+47 66 98 75 00

At a glance

  • Dry sensor for measuring ocean waves and currents

  • Provides real-time, cloud-based data for offshore facilities

  • Easy to install and maintain, without the costs of submerged sensors



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