|Rivoli Bay – Metocean Data Collection to Inform Sediment Transport Modelling
|Baird Australia and Wattle Council
|2019 and ongoing
|About the Project
O2Marine collected wave and current data at two locations in Rivoli Bay, Australia for six months to inform the creation of a new sediment transport model. Services included selecting suitable instrumentation and mooring seabed design, deploying and recovering the instrumentation, project management, HSE documentation, client liaison, data QA/QC, and preparing a report for numerical modelling interpretation.
The data significantly improved the understanding of sediment transport in Rivoli Bay and identified issues with sediment buildup and coastal erosion. O2 Metocean proposed additional measurements of long-period waves using a highly sensitive pressure sensor instrument to help explain siltation issues at a local boat ramp in Beachport. The sediment transport numerical model is developing a clearer picture of the effects on the local environment for coastal engineers and the local community. The data is expected to help the local Wattle Range Council develop better coastal defences and a boat ramp that does not face silting issues.