The applications of OSLO for ports and coastal infrastructures include real-time bathymetry monitoring to prevent grounding and the detection of small vessels and objects for safe harbour navigation.
Coastal infrastructures very often include (narrow) corridors for vessels to pass. Due to the dynamic nature of these coastal areas, shoals vary over time both in size and location. This leads to frequent grounding of sea vessels, which has a significant economic impact. Furthermore, even though GPS systems are accurate, there are many locations around the world where navigational charts are inaccurate. OSLO gathers shallow depth observations in front of a vessel, which makes it possible to prevent future groundings effectively.