Marine & Oceanography

Gravitational pull affects tides. Tides often clean estuaries of washed-up sand, mud, and other debris so that the required fairway depth can be easily achieved with minimal digging. They can also cause sandbanks to shift, which may lead to dangerous fairway changes in coastal waters. As maritime commerce continues, ships are getting larger, drawing more water and pushing the limits of channel depth.

Respond to present challenges such as sea level rise and better anticipate new threats with KISTERS' water solutions to establish long-term monitoring, archival, analysis and evaluation of tidal phases, currents, water pressure, and wind.

KISTERS oceanographic data solutions promote sustainable stewardship of coastal waters as well as efficient and timely navigation. The robust technology streamlines data workflow from hydrotel data collection to QA/QC processing, from powerful statistical calculation capabilities to incorporating raster data for deeper analysis of ocean and coastal monitoring information.


  • Pair with KISTERS' Water Quality & Ecology software to monitor and forecast sources and occurrences of cyanotoxins. Read more about data management of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in marine and brackish waters.

  • By volume, more than 95% of U.S. international trade moves through American ports and harbors. Approximately half of these goods are hazardous materials. KISTERS' maritime transport solutions help carriers conveniently comply with regulations on dangerous goods. This information system integrates up-to-date legal texts and with internal procedures, saving both time and costs.