Current, Wave & Tide Data Collection

MSI’s core service is the collection of metocean (meteorological and oceanographic) data. Since inception in 2003, MSI has conducted measurement programmes in over 40 countries, in water depths ranging from just a few metres in Kazakhstan to over 2000m in Mozambique.

Almost all metocean measurement projects include current, wave and tide data collection, and MSI continuously invests in state of the art instrumentation such as current meters / profilers, wave buoys and tide gauges. MSI work with all the leading manufacturers to ensure the most suitable equipment is used for each project.

Depending on project duration, location, water depth and existing infrastructure on site, instrumentation is either deployed in seabed frames, on in-line moorings, on surface buoys or on fixed structures (e.g. oil platforms). Measurement systems are either self contained or include telemetry for real-time data monitoring.

From initial planning of the measurement program in consultation with the client, to deployment, servicing and recovery of the instrumentation, the technical field team has the required experience to ensure maximum data return.

MSI's project management skills and experience means that no matter how remote the work site or complex the requirement, the right people and equipment are mobilised efficiently, safely and cost effectively.

MSI's offices in South Africa and Australia both operate ISO-certified Quality Management Systems, and their HSE Management System complies with OGP and NORSOK requirements. This ensures that all of their 140+ clients, whether supermajor oil companies, construction firms or local engineering consultants, receive the high level of service and safety expected of a specialist in metocean data collection.

1,200m Long Mooring offshore NorwayOceanographic Mooring Frame Being Deployed

1,200m CTD and Current Meter Mooring Ready for Deployment Offshore Norway

Current Meter and CTD in Mooring Frame with Pop Up Buoy Recovery System Offshore Nigeria

Customised Buoys Being Prepared For DeploymentWave Buoy Being Deployed in Oil Field

Current Profiler and Acoustic Modem Recovery Offshore Sakhalin Is, Russia

Wave Buoy Being Deployed in Oil Field