HiSea to Hold Live Demonstration of a Special High-Resolution Information Platform for Ports in Valencia

The hybrid event will enable the HiSea Project to demonstrate how water quality data can improve port operations, lower maintenance costs and anticipate damaging events to mitigate negative impacts.

Valencia, Spain, September 27, 2020 – The Valenciaport Foundation for Research, Promotion and Commercial Studies of the Valencian region will host a demonstration of the benefits of high-resolution water quality data services for ports on November 9, 2021.

At the event, which will be broadcasted live online, the EU-funded HiSea Project will show how water quality data can improve port operations, lower maintenance costs and anticipate damaging events to mitigate negative impacts.

Representatives from ports, and others interested in maintaining see water quality, are invited to participate in the event either physically or virtually.  

The webinar will focus on: 

  • Spill response and clean-up: Forecast trajectories and plan response for oil spills, floating objects (e.g., cargo or large debris), man overboard, etc.
  • Weather conditions at sea reporting: More effective ship scheduling, using forecasted and real-time weather reports.
  • Safe port depth for ships: Support current technologies to monitor water depth and water levels based on hydrodynamic conditions (waves, wind, currents, turbidity).
  • Accurate recording: Provide water quality and weather conditions at sea, near or around ports, to help resolve disputes and for regulation compliance reporting.
  • Early warning and anticipation of harmful algal blooms: Forecast the timing and magnitude of the event as well as to monitor and evaluate its impact on port activities.

“We witness growing interest from the ports industry in the HiSea platform and have decided therefore, to hold a series of live demonstration to provide users with a hands-on experience of using the HiSea Platform,” said Dr Ghada El Serafy from Deltares, HiSea Project coordinator. “

“Ports are looking for innovative ways of obtaining highly accurate sea water quality data and the event in Valencia, will enable us to show how this data can be tailored for European port’s needs.”

To register to the workshop click here