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Tidal current data added to voyage planning software

Weather data company MeteoGroup reports that it has developed its own new tidal currents model for integration into its SPOS Onboard and RouteGuard services.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The tidal current model is integrated with existing ocean current data, and is used to assist in calculating the impact of ocean movements on vessel speed and direction.

MeteoGroup  says that the high resolution model has been tested against observations and local institute models to verify its accuracy.

The non-tidal ocean current data in SPOS and RouteGuard has also been upgraded, now offering updates every two hours compared to previous once-daily updates.

“With the inclusion of tidal data in our SPOS and RouteGuard products we have made a significant step towards further improving the calculations of ETA and route optimisation,” said René Snoek, team leader, shipping at MeteoGroup.

“Captains on board and our master mariners and route analysts will be able to define even more accurately the optimum speed and consumption of a vessel’s voyage. This is a leap forward in assisting Captains, owners and charterers in complying with SEEMP.”{/mprestriction}

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