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WERA - Remote Ocean Sensing

Reliable high-quality ocean current, wave and wind mapping

HELZEL Messtechnik GmbH is the German TÜV certified manufacturer of the well known Remote Ocean Sensing System WERA. The shore-based WERA provides reliable data of ocean surface currents and significant wave height and direction over long distances (> 200 km) with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution for VTS, SAR and environmental protection applications.

The robust shore based system delivers reliable data even under extreme weather and very dynamic ocean current conditions. This surface current image was taken during the passage of Tropical Storm Henri on the 5th of September 2003.

WERA data kindly provided by Prof. Nick Shay, RSMAS Miami


WERA linear antenna array at a public beach on Key Biscayne, USA

Numerous live comparisons of the WERA data with other measurement techniques prove the high quality of the near real-time measurments of the system.

Time series comparison of the surface currents (WERA data in black) and sub-surface currents measured with an ADCP current meter during the experiment at the west coast of Florida.

The grey hatched area depicts the time when Tropical Storm Henri passed north of the HF-radar domain. **

**ADCP data kindly provided by Prof. Bob Weisberg at USF

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