Access to up-to-date weather data to plan efficient routes and ensure crews and cargo remain safe.

The Challenges

Mariners are tasked with the crucial role of determining and plotting the safest routes through the world’s waters. The unpredictable nature of weather complicates this task significantly, potentially putting vessels, crews and cargoes at risk.

Forecasted weather data needs to be considered as a course is plotted to inform decision-making and ensure preparedness. It can be a challenge to view navigational and weather data in context to each other without a visual display that consolidates and overlays information.

As weather patterns become increasingly unpredictable and extreme, the challenge of ensuring safety at all times during a voyage grows.

Understanding the effect that weather patterns will have on a vessel’s fuel consumption and schedules is also a challenge. Weather patterns affect vessels differently depending on several factors, including ship parameters, bearings and draft. Calculating all this data is an arduous and time-consuming endeavour, made all the more complicated by other factors including laden levels and other routeing considerations.

Introducing Weather

OneOcean’s Weather module provides mariners with the latest weather forecasts. This data is presented visually on a map using the NOAA scale. Users can visualise data related to wave heights, swells, wind, gusts, pressure, precipitation, visibility and more.

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Visualise Weather Impact

The Weather Simulator tool allows mariners how weather will affect a vessel throughout its journey by combining detailed weather forecasts with navigational data. The simulation will display a prediction of the weather impact based on the parameters input.

Set Weather Thresholds

Users can set weather limits such as maximum wave heights, wind speeds and distance from storms. When a route is plotted in OneOcean’s Voyage Planner, these limits will be taken into account and flagged visually if there is an issue.

What this enables

Better Voyage Planning
Ensure that weather forecasts are taken into account in the Voyage Planning stage so that crew are prepared for outcomes and possible contingencies
Reduced risk
Reduce risk of vessels traveling through dangerous weather, thereby ensuring safety and security of cargo
Improved Decision-Making
Provide Mariners with the information they need in an intuitive display to determine a safe, viable and timely route
Automatic Route Optimisation
Combine Weather and vessel data to display routes optimised for time, fuel and cost

How it does this

Assess Conditions

Assess and interrogate weather forecasts for multiple elements to understand risk level in relation to a vessel’s limits. Use this data to increase situational awareness and ensure safe navigation.

Improved Safety

Simulate weather conditions on route and understand the effects of multiple variables in relation to vessel limitations. Analyse vessel resonances to understand and avoid dangerous situations such as parametric rolling.

Plan in Detail

Appraise weather in great detail, toggling between layers of information to assess forecasted weather factors carefully and optimise planning. Continually re-assess and while on route with access to robust weather data.

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