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 is also growing. Accounting for weather events is important in the planning process as well.

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 parametres, 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 routing considerations.

Stay Informed

OneOcean’s Weather module provides mariners with up-to-date weather forecasts for up to nine days in advance. 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.

See How Weather Will Affect Vessels

The Weather Playback tool also allows mariners to see a simulation of how weather will affect a vessel throughout its journey. It does so by combining detailed weather forecasts with navigational data of a proposed route. The tool then shows a simulation of the voyage, simultaneously displaying a prediction of parametric resonance.

Set Weather Thresholds by Vessel

Users either ashore and aboard can set weather limits for vessels 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 crews are as prepared as possible for outcomes and possible contingencies.

Reduced risk

Reduce risk of vessels traveling through dangerous weather, thereby compromising safety and security of cargo

Improved Decision-Making

Provide Mariners with the information they need in an intuitive display so they can determine a route that is safe, viable and timely.

Automatic Route Optimisation

Route optimisation capability combines Weather and vessel data to display three versions routes that have been optimised for Time, Fuel and Cost respectively.

How it does this

Traffic light display tiles

Traffic light tile notification system makes it easy to understand when vessels are at risk of encountering weather that exceeds safety thresholds.

Integrated Information

View weather information overlaid dynamically on the same display as navigational data, environmental zones, NavArea Warnings, piracy risks, ports and more.

Automatic Weather Updates

With automatic weather updates, your teams are always working with the latest weather data, providing as much as accuracy as possible.

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