- It could provide the data for fixed and floating MRE devices as well as the mooring line
- It is adaptable to the environmental condition along with the possibility of integration
- it is light in weight and adaptable for the different measurement levels and time in different depth ranges
- it is a temporary measurement system and can be uninstalled after the project
The station has been designed in Nantes, France and is fabricated in La Rochelle. He first generation is installed in La Basse Michaud located in French Atlantic Coasts.
BIOCOLMAR is an “Université de Nantes” offshore measurement station which allows collecting the environmental data and monitoring the MRE installation sites.
Example of MRE applications
Marine growth is an inevitable phenomenon covering offshore structures in a short time after the installation. Their appraisal and colonization have many harmful effects on offshore structures and their periodical cleaning is an expensive operation. The convenience is more important for Marine Renewable Energy market. Indeed, the construction, operation and maintenance cost of MRE devices will affect the final price of the energy.
BIOCOLMAR allows monitoring MRE installation sites and collecting environmental and marine growth data in order to optimize the design and maintenance costs of offshore structures.