Evigia Sensors Support Real-time Sea State Reporting for Oil Spill Skimmers

Skimmers for oil spill cleanups are sensitive to the sea’s rough conditions and can easily suffer damage. They can require lengthy and costly maintenance, especially as sea conditions change during operations. Yet oil spill skimmer operators now have a powerful preventative tool.

Evigia Systems’ ultra-low-power wireless vibration and rotation sensors are now being used – in combination with sensor analytics software from Midstream Technologies, Inc. and cloud software for oil spill modeling, planning, preparedness, and response from the global engineering firm AECOM – to develop and refine a sea state reporting system for use by oil spill skimmer operators. The system provides wave heights and other essential information in real time.

Oil spill data obtained from the system helps skimmer operators decide when it will be best to pause operations to avoid the skimmers’ damage and unanticipated maintenance cycles.

Development of the real-time sea state reporting system continues by partial support under a contract from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), through the Oil Spill Response Research (OSRR) Program. The system supports BSEE’s mission to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve offshore resources in all Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Regions.

To learn more about Evigia’s role in developing the sea state reporting system for oil spill skimmer operators, please contact Michael Young at +1-734-302-1140 or mjyoung@evigia.com.