Detailed insight into ocean dynamics
iDAS provides dense channel spacing (<1m) over large distances (up to tens of kilometres), making detailed site characterization and near-surface imaging possible over large distances with one instrument. The exceptional broadband sensitivity of iDAS enables subsea fault mapping with unprecedented detail, giving a detailed insight into ocean dynamics.
Non-intrusive unmanned operations delivering environmental benefits
Silixa’s marine and shoreline monitoirng solution delivers obvious environmental benefits. It enables continuous distributed measurements along tens of kilometres simultaneously, without disturbing the sensitive marine ecosystem.
Data can be recorded on single-mode or multi-mode fibre using cables constructed to suit the environment or on pre-existing subsea telecommunications networks, so called dark fibres.
Cost effective, remote data acquisition
Fibre optic cables can be permanently installed on the seafloor or into subsea boreholes replacing costly logging and minimising the time for marine seismic campaigns. The capability to operate on existing subsea telecom networks is an invaluable advantage as well as it minimises cable deployment costs.
iDAS, DTS and DSS data can be acquired remotely once the cable is installed, and the interrogator is configured.
The sensor (the optical fibre itself) does not have any electrical or moving parts and therefore a distributed sensing system requires minimal maintenance. Minimising manual intervention saves time and cost in the challenging marine environment and offers an effective solution to marine and shoreline monitoring.
One cable, multiple measurements
Silixa’s marine and shoreline monitoring system is a comprehensive solution that of includes cable deployment services, integrated monitoring system setup, data acquisition service, data management and processing, as well as data analysis.
iDAS, DTS and DSS technologies can be implemented using a single cable to measure acoustics, temperature and strain, serving multiple applications.
Reliable monitoring for fast and accurate decision making
The dense spatial and temporal sampling provided by iDAS, DTS and DSS interrogators enables a better understanding of seismic hazards and associated risks and enables the system to function as an early warning system.
Silixa’s expertise in the field of environmental geophysics can be utilised to protect the environment as well as to reduce direct anthropogenic impacts to our environment. This also guides long-term policy to improve and protect the natural world.