“We offer our clients and partners a variety of customized solutions based on the CRONOS platform, in the areas of effective emergency response and operational planning,” said Carlos Leandro, OceanPact’s business innovation manager, during a presentation to the company’s leaders about the platform’s recent advances on September 8.
CRONOS is a tool developed by OceanPact that uses several ocean monitoring technologies, including high-frequency radar, to measure ocean currents in near real time, noted OceanPact Geo’s new business manager, Andrea Gallo.
“By obtaining oceanographic data in near real time, we have been able, for the first time in Brazil, to use data assimilation models with wide spatial coverage, allowing us to get closer to the reality of conditions at sea, which are often severe,” she added.
Gallo explained that CRONOS is an opportunity to present new products to clients and partners in multiple areas, such as oil spill response, search and rescue operations, environmental licensing and support for offshore operations, including cargo and staff logistics, thereby enhancing deliveries and complementing new commercial proposals.
The platform generates various products, including daily ocean condition bulletins (customized according to each client’s needs), weather window forecasts and sale of raw data for processing by other companies.
As for future possibilities, “CRONOS Mobile” is currently under development. This system will make it possible to install temporary stations for collecting ocean current data via high-frequency radar technology anywhere along the coast.