More data, better decisions
Making operation-critical decisions is a natural and integral part of any maritime business, exactly what operational crews on- and offshore do every day. It’s a constant process of evaluation and decisions to ensure continued and safe operations. This process is hardly ever an easy one. Historically crew members would base decision-making on individual experience and knowledge, but thanks to technology, decision-makers today have access to a huge amount of data, supposed to make the process a lot easier.
The number of different tools and systems, the amount of data available and the strategies designed to streamline the decision-making are often overwhelming and need to be processed and understood. However, at their core, they all aim for the same objective: To provide maritime decision-makers with critical data and the means to analyze it supporting them to make well-informed operation-critical decisions.
More data, better decisions? Not necessarily, at Miros we believe that empowering people to make better decisions is about getting the right data to the right people at the right time.
The right data
Miros has three distinct, proprietary sensing technologies in its portfolio, all with unique measurement capabilities. This portfolio ensures our ability to meet customers’ specific measurement requirements with one of our sensors or in combination.
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Miros sensors can be mounted on fixed and floating maritime assets, as stand-alone sources or inter-connected systems precisely providing the sea state and weather data at the exact location you require – whether you work in the offshore wind sector, ports & coastal or exploration & production, or with any type of offshore operations.
A good example of our products’ versatility is the RangeFinder, a downward-facing airgap, tide and wave radar originally developed for ports and bridge applications. Today the RangeFinder includes optional motion compensation for use on vessels and other floating assets and is the only DNV GL-certified product on the market for alpha-factor-related wave monitoring. In addition, the RangeFinder is available with Atex IEC Ex certification for use in Zone 1. Discover Miros sensors and systems here.
The right data to the right people
It’s about providing all decision-making stakeholders, on- and offshore, with accurate real-time sea state data, easily accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Miros Field Engineer Daniel Denyer explains: “With minimal setup and deployment, the Miros sensors and systems truly plug and play and allow for enhanced scalability and user access on- and offshore from the first minute. Secure data streaming, storage, and data download capabilities are delivered hassle-free in Miros Cloud. Smooth integration with existing systems and inclusion of other types of data such as weather forecasts, tide charts, AIS, etc. are a matter of course”.
“We call it Sea-State-as-a-Service (SSaaS). An all-inclusive, scalable subscription plan including Miros dry, IoT-enabled sensors as well as the Miros Cloud service for easy data access. Miros Cloud is a service offering that is available alongside all our core sensors as a monthly subscription. Our customers love it!” he adds with a smile. Read more about Miros Cloud.
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The right data to the right people at the right time
“The right time” starts with reliability. For operational decision-makers, responsible for every aspect of the voyage and vessel, setting course and speed, directing crew members, ensuring that procedures are followed, as well as supervising the safe loading and unloading of cargo and passengers, accurate and real-time sea state data is crucial. For them, it is a huge relief to have a reliable data source that supports your decisions 24/7.
The fact that Miros sensors are dry-mounted and not submerged in seawater makes them reliable and trustworthy like no other! Combined with a modern cloud platform to collect, store, display and distribute data, you always have access to Miros’ wave radars.
Reliability and availability of such data is key in building a fact-based, transparent operating environment, something our long-term customer Bibby Marine Services gladly confirms: “We are creating a transparent culture around what our vessels can achieve. This enables us to answer questions about our operational limits and abilities, replacing assumptions and guesswork with data and facts” says Rob Osborne, Support & Innovation Engineer, Bibby Marine Services.