Acoustic Wave and Current Profiler (AWAC) Launched at Manzanilla Beach

RELEASE DATE: 02 Oct 2015

The Coastal Protection Unit recently launched its two Acoustic Wave and Current Profiler (AWAC) machines, Eddie and Marina, off the East Coast of Trinidad in Manzanilla Bay on Friday 2nd and Monday 5th October, respectively.

Eddy, the first AWAC machine, was deployed by Coastal Dynamics Limited. Contractors. A team of seven persons travelled approximately 15 minutes from the Manzanilla shore, to place Eddy at a depth of 9 metres into the ocean.  Divers then set him down to anchor him with concrete blocks upright and secured. Following this, a proper GPS fix was taken in order to retrieve  ‘Eddy’ easily when servicing is required.

The team did the same for Marina.

Ultimately, the Coastal Protection Unit continues to implement methodologies of best practice, which ensure that the high quality of our nation’s coasts are maintained.