The Lofoten Maelstrom is a notoriously dangerous and difficult area for seafarers. The fast currents, powerful waves and turbulent eddies are synonymous with causing shipwrecks.
Improving metocean forecasts with wave and current data from an extreme ocean environment in Norway’s Lofoten Islands
A research team at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute teamed up with Nortek to quantify this severe environment using Signature ADCPs.
Quantifying and understanding this environment allows for better metocean forecasts, thus improving safety for seafarers in the future.