Marine solutions

Whatever marine industry or environment you work in - whether it's offshore oil and gas, renewables energy, shipping or ports - we can help reduce your exposure to uncertainty, giving you the information you need to make the right decisions.

We offer a range of marine forecasts for your offshore oil and gas and renewables needs

Safesee™

Web-based meteorological oceanographic information delivery and display system for the offshore industry. The Safesee™ website provides detailed site-specific wind and wave information, essential for the safe and efficient planning of day-to-day marine and weather-sensitive operations. The site gives you worldwide weather information at your fingertips.

Five-day site specific forecasts

Site-specific forecast of wave and wind, presented in a tabular and graphical format that enables the identification of weather opportunities over five days ahead. Weather thresholds are included to alert the user to any unnecessary weather downtime. 24/7 telephone access to marine forecaster may be included as part of the service to enable informed decision in marginal situations

Tow/move forecast

A text forecast of wave and wind along a ship's route that enables the identification of weather opportunities, maximising safety and minimising project costs.

Marine probability forecasts

Longer range site specific forecast out to 14 days, including significant wave height and wind, presented in a graphical format that enables the identification of potential weather opportunities - minimising project costs through ensuring the maximum return in strategic planning through intelligent investment in vessel support, plant and staffing.

2D spectral wave measurement

With a detailed description of the sea - that includes direction and periods of all waves - the user can accurately predict the impact of seas on motion of a vessel. This enables you to maximise the utilisation of vessels through identification of operating times and safety and through accurate assessment of wave impacts in operations, avoiding damages and one-off costs.

Briefings

Scheduled routine telephone or on-site briefings on the weather outlook and potential impact on operations. The forecaster will prepare the site specific forecast in details for the customer and communicate this in a pre-arranged telephone call or in person during a face-to-face meeting.

Offshore deployment

During times of weather sensitive operations, having a forecaster at hand helps ensure safety and cost savings and enables the decision maker to make an informed decision in marginal situations ensuring the most appropriate action is taken.

Buoys

Our observation buoys capture real-time weather and marine data for offshore, coastal and inshore environments. Using this vital information helps select the best site and monitor weather conditions throughout operations.


For more information on how our marine forecasts can help your operations, call 01392 885680 or +44 1224 629805 for international enquiries.

You can also email us on marine@metoffice.gov.uk.

Last updated: 4 August 2014

Downloads