Fugro GEOS is the world's leading supplier of meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) services for offshore and coastal engineering applications.
With over 30 years' experience in a diverse range of projects worldwide, we are well placed to respond to the metocean needs of our clients. Operating on a global basis, we offer metocean solutions through cost-effective, high-quality and technically advanced measurement, consultancy, information systems, ocean observing systems, forecasting services, and platform and riser response monitoring.
Measured oceanographic and meteorological (metocean) data provides the basis for the verification of environmental conditions, the derivation of operational and extreme criteria, and the engineering characterisation of complex oceanographic and meteorological phenomena that can have a significant effect on marine structures and offshore operations.
Fugro GEOS provides metocean measurement services covering the entire range of metocean parameters, including physical oceanographic measurements such as currents, waves and water levels, and meteorological measurements such as wind, pressure, air temperature, etc.
To meet clients' requirements, we combine:
Collected data adheres to strict quality control and technical review procedures, ensuring that data integrity, data presentation and report content are maintained to consistently high standards.
Fugro's metocean measurement activities draw on the world’s largest commercial inventory of oceanographic equipment and are supported through Fugro's global office network.
Fugro GEOS designs, delivers and installs reliable and secure real-time oceanographic and meteorological (metocean) monitoring and information systems, tailored to meet any offshore requirements.
Each system combines flexible displays and data management software with state-of-the-art sensors. Systems include:
Advanced and reliable weather forecast and oceanographic forecast information allows efficient day-to-day planning and enables offshore project teams to make decisions on an informed basis.
Fugro GEOS provides experienced meteorologists and oceanographers who work closely with operational personnel to supply on-site forecasting services for any global location. Metocean forecasting services include:
The understanding of oceanographic and meteorological (metocean) conditions, gained from analysis and interpretation, allows the derivation of realistic design and operating criteria.
Fugro provides a full range of metocean consultancy services to support a broad spectrum of marine industries:
Fugro's key strength is the experience of its staff in defining appropriate solutions to the characterisation of metocean conditions for clients' activities. The company’s regional knowledge, with global reach and understanding of client requirements, including design codes and legislative requirements, ensures appropriate solutions are provided.
The Fugro SEAWATCH real-time ocean network system is an integrated, real-time marine monitoring, forecasting and information system for oceans, coastal areas, rivers and lakes, groundwater and soil.
This multi-parameter system uses wave directional buoys, integrated with a variety of sensors, to collect a full range of oceanographic, meteorological, water quality parameters and tsunami modules for tsunami wave detection. SEAWATCH is a well-proven technology operating successfully in various global locations.
Fugro's monitoring activities also include the measurement of the dynamic responses of fixed and floating structures, pipelines, risers, etc., compared with the input loadings from the environment.
Fugro's structural measurement services are performed for the design verification, construction and operational phases of a structure's life. Specialist services include on-line monitoring (OLM) of ageing jackets and the Optima® system for deep-water drilling riser operations planning and management.