Wave characteristics

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WaveCams® is able to measure wave parameters in near real time, in addition to beach morphology.

By filming the breaking of the waves, WaveCams® detects the height and period and, thanks to an orthoprojection process, their direction.


These measurements allow a series of hydrodynamic parameters to be observed at a high frequency:

  • Sea state (wave height, wave period and direction).
  • Breaking point
  • Energy dissipation

Some indicators linked to the wave overtopping risk can be produced: dike overtopping, highest sea level reached (Run-up).


Depending on your needs:

  • Support to modelization with local data
  • Protection structures sizing
  • Characterize the impact of storm events on protection structures
  • Prevent and raise awareness on wave overtopping risks
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Wave characteristics

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