Topical matters



Simulation tools are capable of providing realistic and accurate results as input to the investigation and evaluation of channel and port design.

The purpose of simulation for AtoN design, planning and evaluation is to identify and mitigate the risks (quantitatively) for the mariner operating in a specific waterway, channel and port area. It also includes evaluation (qualitatively) of channel layout, placement and technical specification of AtoN and manoeuvring aspects. Simulation offers a relatively low-cost method to help ensure that the AtoN solution provided meets the users’ requirements in an effective and efficient manner.

More information can be found from G1058 on the use of simulation as a tool for waterway design and AtoN planning.