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UK Met Office launches weather software

The UK Met Office has launched SafeVoyage, a new product that provides weather information for offshore vessels travelling in open water.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}SafeVoyage offers a weather forecast for the entirety of a ship’s route, anywhere on the globe, presented in a graphical format that includes wind and sea conditions along the route and tabulated data every three hours for significant wave height, swell details, wind and weather.

Forecast start times can be generated to inform decisions concerning the best route and departure time. Optional thresholds can also be set and winds specified at 10m, 50m or 100m.

“In marginal situations it’s vital to make decisions based on the best information possible - SafeVoyage provides reliable information to support decisions that could impact safety and efficiency,” said Patrick Sachon, head of oil and gas, and renewables at the Met Office.

“The product represents great value and is a compelling offering for the oil and gas, offshore renewable and shipping industries. What’s more, it’s a flexible solution and can be tailored to fit individual requirements.”{/mprestriction}

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