Prior to undertaking a measurement campaign, a desktop study can help ascertain what historical meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data is available at a particular location and therefore help a client determine what supplementary data needs to be obtained and where. On some occasions, it may also provide a cost effective alternative to a full measurement campaign, if adequate metocean data is already available at that location. Alternatively, a simple data check and desktop study can assist in planning when a particular phase of a project should be undertaken in order to take advantage of favourable conditions or avoid non favourable ones.
Using a range of commercial and freely available sources, the team at MSI can quickly and efficiently undertake a range of desktop studies on behalf of its clients. Should further investigation or analysis be required, MSI can call on a number of experienced consulting firms with whom MSI is aligned with.