Valografska plutača / Directional wave rider buoy

Resources from EU funds successfully used – HHI acquires Directional wave rider buoy

Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia (HHI) is successful in implementing the project “Cross border joint research and awareness raising action in detecting environmental conditions.

Establishing higher safety and protection measures of Maritime domain parts of Croatia and Montenegro – CoRE”. Directional wave rider buoy was purchased from EU funds IPA Component II Croatia – Montenegro (Cross-Border Cooperation). Directional wave rider buoy was purchased from the Italian company Lighthouse Spa. Directional wave rider buoy will be placed near the islet Saint Andrija in Dubrovnik aquatorium with the survey vessel of HHI.

Research teams of Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia and University of Dubrovnik – Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, together with cross border partners Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro and Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro will place Directional wave rider buoy during hydrographic and oceanographic research in Dubrovnik aquatorium, the aquatorium of delta Neretva, (approach to port Ploče, junction of Baćina lakes and sea), delta), the aquatorium of the delta Bojana and beach Sutomorska and Mogren.

The research will result in the establishment of “new zero” / “zero state” and safety recommendations according to collected data for delicate and changing environment of delta Neretva, (approach to port Ploče, junction of Baćina lakes and sea), delta Bojana and Sutomorska and Mogren beach and impact of the wave power on Dubrovnik city walls foundation. After performed hydrographic and oceanographic research the new hydrographical maps will be produced (for waterway safety / habitat preservation researches) based on research and gathered date, concerning natural changes of coastline border in Croatia and Montenegro influenced by erosion from mainland and wave power from open sea.

Valografska plutača / Directional wave rider buoy

Valografska plutača / Directional wave rider buoy

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