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OceanPact presents technology projects at Petrobras forum

OceanPact – an authority in marine environment knowledge, including in Brazil’s Equatorial Margin region – took part in “The Just Transition and Energy Security,” a forum organized by Petrobras in partnership with the Amazon Consortium and the state government of Maranhão. OceanPact’s innovation business manager, Carlos Leandro da Silva, was one of the speakers at the event on March 15, which was attended by the CEO of Petrobras, Jean Paul Prates.

Silva presented some of the projects developed by OceanPact, such as CRONOS, a platform that uses high-frequency radars to measure ocean currents in near real time, as well as other ocean monitoring technologies. This platform integrates wind, current, wave, sea temperature and satellite image data, among other sources, forming a single cartographic base that provides a comprehensive view of an entire region.

He also highlighted the Amapá Expedition, carried out in 2023 by OceanPact in order to assess the best ways to measure marine currents in the Equatorial Margin region. Possible locations to install radar antennas, which can measure surface currents up to 300 km away, were studied. OceanPact already performs the same kind of work in the Campos and Santos basins.

“The Amapá Expedition arose from an idea by Petrobras’ research center, Cenpes, to deploy new technologies in the Equatorial Margin. Our project involves applying the same technology that we already have in the Campos and Santos Basins in that region, at three stations, two in Amapá and one in French Guiana, covering the entire region of interest. Using current data, we will apply a numerical current forecasting model that assimilates measured data, already developed by us in partnership with LAMCE, a lab at Rio de Janeiro Federal University,” Silva explained.