During the week of 15th to 19th February 2021, three WAVY Littoral drifters were submitted to several tests at the Lir National Ocean Test Facility in Cork, Ireland.
The Deep Water basin available in this facility is the best equipped in Ireland to simulate regular and irregular wave sets, thus providing a controlled environment for validation of the WAVY’s wave extraction algorithm from raw Inertial Motion Unit data. These tests were one of the many currently being performed by the MELOA consortium to scientifically validate the performance of the drifters.
Over the course of the week, the drifters endured several tests runs at different wave regimes (regular and Jonswap-type sea states), with different wave heights and periods. The data acquired in the validation tests are currently being processed and will lead to the fine-tuning of the algorithms and a robust wave extraction procedure in the Wavy Operating Software.
Stay tuned for more!