Ship Waves monitoring network on the lower Weser

About this project

Waves induced by moving vessels can significantly affect the hydraulic loads on shorelines and structures at the waterside. The dimensions of ship waves are mainly dependent on the ship type, the ship velocity and the draught.


06/2005 – 04/2006

Measurement Requirements

  • Independent Measuring Systems
  • Sampling Rate: 20 Hz
  • Measuring Period: 6 weeks
  • Data Transfer with WLAN
  • Data Storage with chronological Synchronism
Work done

  • Planning and installation of instruments measuring waves, currents and lock gate movements
  • Operation of 4 measuring sections
  • Documentation and data analysis
  • Analysis of results
  • Expert report