Current and up to 7-day weather forecasts are displayed as graphical overlays. Data include sea surface temperature, pressure, wind speed and direction.
“We are pleased to announce that we have rolled out Tidetech weather to our commercial marine customers,” said Peter Davies, chief Technology & Marketing officer at Pole Star. “With up to 7-day forecast weather every six hours, our customers will be able to monitor forecast sea conditions, plan departures from port, build a complete situational picture of their fleet and improve their route planning capabilities.”
Tidetech managing director Penny Haire noted: “Collaborating with Pole Star is further affirmation of the importance of met-ocean data in fleet management and vessel optimisation.”
For Andrew Peters, CEO of Pole Star, “the strategic partnership with Tidetech means that we will be able to introduce met ocean features that will enhance our already strong value proposition and commitment to our customers.”
Pole Star says that its systems are used to track nearly 40,000 vessels, more than half the world’s fleet. Its web-based tracking and SSAS services operate using IsatData Pro and IsatM2M terminals, the ship’s Inmarsat-C terminal or other third-party hardware such as Transas ShipGuard, allowing users to track their fleet in a single system irrespective of the hardware installed aboard the ship.