Metocean services

From the research phase of operations right through to decommissioning, our scientific consultancy services make use of our wide-ranging datasets, modelling techniques and in-house expertise to provide data, analysis and opinion specific to customer requirements for locations anywhere in the world.

Typical metocean services include:

  • Climatology studies - providing monthly, seasonal and decadal statistics on a wide range of parameters covering the wave, wind, ocean and shelf sea environments. Simple and effective analyses to characterise the environment you're working in.
  • Downtime and weather window analysis. These range from the analysis of straight-forward single operations to modelling the delay associated with operations made up of multiple stages with different environmental thresholds. We are specialists in bespoke modelling of complex operations, with a focus on providing the most useful and clear statistics to help minimise downtime and to optimise operational planning.
  • Extreme value analysis - from the derivation of extreme metocean criteria for offshore design studies, compliant with ISO-19901-1, to the analysis of individual storm events to assist post event analyses.
  • High resolution wave modelling - typically supporting coastal engineering or marine renewable projects needing high resolution outputs, we can build and implement SWAN models to downscale our hindcast wave model data.

More complex and bespoke consultancy services are also available for major projects, including climate consultancy, dispersion modelling and developing new hindcast datasets for specific regions. We also offer authoritative, impartial guidance and expert witness testimony on marine environmental conditions.

For more information on how our metocean services can help you, call +44 01224 629805. You can also email us on marine@metoffice.gov.uk.

Last updated: 7 September 2015

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