The Port of Ceuta offers a computer tool in order to inform in real time about the meteorological and oceanographic conditions in the region.
Namely, the port is part of SAMOA 2, which provides ports with personalized systems for consulting and exploiting oceanographic and meteorological information.
As explained, the project, co-financed by the 18 participating port authorities and State Ports, allows each member to have an own interface adapted to each one specific needs.
This system bases its operation on three key elements: real-time monitoring of the sea state, numerical forecast models to estimate its evolution and the mechanisms for accessing information and generating customizable alerts for each user.
What is more, with this tool, internal tasks of the local institution are facilitated, such as the planning of activity closures, the optimized use of moorings and esplanades, operations with cranes, pilotage tasks, the fight against marine pollution or the quality control of water, among others.
“The Port Authority of Ceuta continues to update itself to offer a more complete service to companies and users everyday. Currently, the Port has made available to the public a totally free computer program called ‘Cuadro de Mando Ambiental’ (CMA) that allows the oceanographic and meteorological information of Ceuta to be consulted in real time”.
…as the port stated.
Concluding, with SAMOA 2, six additional modules have been developed and are being integrated into the CMA, managed by the port administrators. These are: real-time alerts, high-resolution weather forecast, rebases, operational area forecast, long wave forecast and measurement campaigns.