Physical Modelling

Oceanide operates a unique combination of tests facilities in France including the BGO deep water basin (waves, wind, current), a wave flume and a shallow water wave tank. Tests on scale models constitute a significant activity recognized internationally of Oceanide with more than 200 tests campaigns conducted in BGO FIRST and more than 100 campaigns in wave flume or shallow water wave tank. They are performed on behalf of public or private customers or through collaborative research projects.


In addition to or independently of the testing services, Oceanide carries out engineering studies in the maritime field on behalf of public and private Clients. It is involved at each stage of a project, from preliminary studies to construction follow-up. Its specialists rely on powerful numerical modelling tools and experience gained during tank testing and on site.

Our Means

  • Marine Hydraulics

  • Hydrodynamics

  • Deep Water

  • Shallow Water
    Wave Tank

  • Wave Flume

  • Instrumentation

Track Record

Basin testing of a new concept of offshore wind turbine installation vessel
Dunkerque LNG Terminal
Sizing the shore protection of the terminal (picture of the breakwater protecting the offloading station under construction)


  Contact - OCEANIDE

Bassin FIRST
Zone Portuaire de Brégaillon
BP63, 83502 La Seyne-sur-mer Cedex

+33(0) 4 94 10 97 40
+33(0) 4 94 94 42 27