Metocean, Science and Technology
The metocean, science and technology team at RPS supports our clients with a depth of understanding of the ocean and the challenges measuring, predicting, operating and managing it that can only be gained through decades of experience and continuous improvement.
"The most important decisions should be made with the best information"
We support major energy, mining, government, regulators, defence, engineering and environmental clients looking for reliable and innovative solutions supporting development in and management of the coastal and offshore environment. With a breadth of services from the most challenging metocean measurement, leading-edge data analysis and management, quantitative environmental impact prediction and class-leading software and web technologies, it is not hard to see why.
Technology and innovation are at the heart of what we do, while quality and safety guide our approach. We thrive on the complex and the challenging. We provide absolute delivery and long-term value for our clients while working to ensure our people, and all those we work with, return home safe each and every day.
The RPS metocean science and technology team is a global group offering a unique blend of skills and experience. This team has built a reputation for reliability, excellence and technological innovation to develop a variety of solutions.
Our toolkit is large and adaptive, built on skills, software and world leading equipment. Our clients select us for innovation, agility and class leading accuracy for projects across many sectors including oil and gas, offshore wind, defence and government services.
Watch this short video for an introduction to what we offer, or scroll down to explore more.
RPS took LiDAR technology and integrated it into a buoy with power, data storage and satellite communication capabilities.
Applying our deep expertise of offshore measurement, our design and development process was focussed on creating a reliable design to maximise data accuracy and return, while making the process of information gathering easier and more cost-effective for our clients.
You can read more about our Floating LiDAR buoys here, or feel free to get in touch with one of our regional representatives below.
Equinor is planning to develop the floating offshore wind project Firefly. To support a feasibility study into the viability of wind resource, RPS was engaged to deliver two Floating LiDAR buoys to collect the data that will determine future investment decisions. They were deployed into the East Sea from Ulsan, marking a significant project milestone. You can read the full story here.
Michael has been with RPS for around 15 years and has seen our metocean science and technology division grow from strength to strength.
In this interview from 2020, he describes the evolution of RPS’ Floating LiDAR buoy for renewables and other offshore projects. From the beginning, the team designed our buoys to be environmentally friendly, and resilient in the inevitably harsh ocean conditions.
Michael is truly passionate about his work, and the work that RPS delivers for our clients. "Making complex easy" is more than a tag line – it’s how we show up, every single day.