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Hyundai Heavy develops Sea Weather Forecasting System

Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has jointly developed a ‘Sea Weather Forecasting System’ with the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST), capable of analysing sea weather information such as wave height, wind speed and current patterns on an hourly basis.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The system will enable HHI to manage sea trial schedules of ships it builds at its Ulsan yard 72 hours in advance, focusing on seven specific offshore areas including Ulsan, Gunsan, and Jeju Island.

The geographic information system (GIS)–based system can also display sea weather information for specific spots on an electronic navigational chart (ENC).

“The weather forecasting system we developed is linked to 530 (pieces of) weather observation equipment across the nation, and it can forecast 10 per cent more precisely than other existing weather systems by analysing adjacent sea topography 16 times more accurately,” a HHI spokesperson said.

HHI has already been working with a weather management system since 2006, which involved the installation of weather observation equipment at 18 spots at its Ulsan yard to monitor conditions on a 24-hour basis.{/mprestriction}

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