Welcome to HERMESS

HERMESS provides expertise and data related to the marine and coastal environment to support operations, engineering, and management of natural resources.

Our current solutions include:

  • Access, cross-calibration and quality control of oceanographic data.
  • Numerical modelling of tides and sea surface waves.
  • Operability analysis.
  • Site-specific design criteria studies.
  • Remote sensing services.
  • Coastal mapping and monitoring.
  • Contract research and software development services.

Our permanent staff comprises many years of experience in MetOcean and remote sensing studies. In addition, we can extend our project teams with experienced consultants and researchers working with us on a regular basis.

Wave and wind forecasting

Accurate wave and wind forecasts are crucial to minimise risks and optimise efficiency of maritime operations. To foresee in this need HERMESS provides offshore and nearshore forecasts worldwide. To get the most consistent results the wind field data that drive the model are corrected and updated with satellite measurements. Furthermore we are offering the opportunity to fine-tune the local forecast by making use of local measurements.

Large area bathymetric

For many applications requiring bathymetric information, conventional acoustic techniques are simply too expensive.
HERMESS offers a unique service by processing satellite imagery to chart the depth of shallow seas and to map seabed structures like sand waves and banks and monitor their evolution.

Planning of operations

Dredging ship
For tendering and planning of operations at sea, you need to know the feasibility of your planning and design as well as an assessment of the risks associated with the operation. Weather (waves and wind) is an important factor to consider. Cost can run up high while waiting for workable weather and an increase in wave height at a critical stage may have serious consequences. HERMESS provides a range of services to support you in assessing the probabilities of downtime or a serious interruption.