A video made by a drone during an sea storm, or a swell, could help understand the dynamics of the propagation of waves within a port area.
The study of the internal harbor agitation is based on models of maritime dynamics which, by changing the intensity of the reference wave, its period and its direction, allow to determine the propagation of the waves, refracted and reflected by the harbor’s structures, in still waters.
Videos from a high point of view could support these studies with concrete and specific evidence of the current event (the tidal excursion and the wind), providing useful and additional information.
It is not really necessary to fly a drone.
One or more fixed cranes in port areas could be equipped with high definition webcams, which transfer video remotely.
However, a drone would allow to shoot nadiral videos, which are more significant than perspective shots (bird’s eye), for the analysis of wave propagation.
In these cases only videos work.
The photos are not, in my opinion, sufficient, to have valid data, even if qualitative, of a dynamic phenomenon.