Metocean Analytics

Metocean Analytics can deliver a preliminary metocean analysis and the associated report in just a few minutes.

Gather and Monitor Metocean data for each phase of your offshore project

This tool allows the estimation of offshore operations’ weather downtime to optimize your operational planning. It fits perfectly with the efficiency and productivity required by each phase of offshore projectsBidding, Pre-feasibility, feasibility, Business Development, Offshore site first overview, Preliminary site characterization, and Offshore operation planning.

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worlwide coverage

The tool analyzes wind, wave, ocean currents, tidal currents, water height, temperature, and salinity at a global level.

Flexible choice of metocean analysis

The tool allows you to choose the average conditions, the extreme value, the data validation, and the creation of reports.

Weather downtime

Thanks to unlimited scenarios, analyze the data to know the weather downtime for all your complex operations.

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Weather Data

View and download the operational analysis of wind, wave, and ocean current data at selected locations.
The characteristics of the digital datasets associated with the quality control results and the methodology applied for each statistical calculation are detailed.
Generate a preliminary metocean analysis report with the content of your choice based on the previously computed statistical analysis.

Marine Contractors

To ensure the efficiency of port performance, and marine & offshore operations, marine contractors rely on state-of-the-art solutions, reliable data, and accurate analysis.

Metocean Analytics allows the creation of multiple projects. Multiple users can be on the same account, and share results and reports for efficient collaboration. This collaborative tool gives you access to track current and past projects, reports, and all collaborators’ comments thanks to an intuitive dashboard.

Build Your Own Metocean Tool

All our services are available by API. You can easily and quickly integrate thanks to our dedicated documentation and customer support.

Via our metocean API, get accurate swell, curent and wind data. It allows you to become more competitive by optimizing your efficiency. 

APIs can help you build your own tool or integrate new features. Sinay has different APIs available as: ETA, Port Congestion, Vessel, CO2, and Metocean.

Free trial of our APIs is available upon request.

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Subscribe and get your access, and do as much data analyse as you want.

On-Demand

Our tool is also available on-demand. Contact us to try out our Metocean Solutions.

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Environmental Monitoring

Monitor air quality in real-time, be alerted when a threshold is reached & easily comply with regulation thanks to the automated reports.

Monitor water quality in real-time, predict and avoid water pollution & comply with regulations thanks to the automated reports.

Predict the best maritime route to optimize fleet rounds & fuel consumption.

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What is Metocean Analytics?

The term “metocean” comes from the combination of meteorology and oceanography. Some weather, marine, environmental, and physical oceanography conditions affect some industries in various ways in their day-to-day business 

For marine sector stakeholders, knowing the environmental conditions supports faster strategic decision-making for maritime activities or projects. Harnessing high-quality metocean data may lead to designing tailored and efficient solutions against any challenges. 

What are the type of data analyzed? 

Various aspects are particularly useful in Metocean Analytics. A large selection of variables is then monitored in order to enable each industry or company to find personalized solutions or create a tailor-made strategy. Below is a list of the main parameters: 

  • water movements: sea-surface level, current speed, and direction, tide and surge variations; 
  • offshore wind: mean wind speed/strength, wind direction; 
  • sea state: wavelength and height, wave period, wave direction; 
  • water characteristics: depth, salinity, temperature; 
  • air temperature. 

 

How is the data collected and where does it come from? 

Meteorological and oceanographic data is acquired from various sources that are compiled for in-depth analysis:  

  • a multitude of buoy systems that are positioned in situ, under the sea surface, or on inland weather stations. These measuring instruments feature sensors that monitor the calibrated variables and then transfer the gathered information to a computer in a remote location. 
  • radars and satellite observations; 
  • drone technology; 
  • the Copernicus Marine Service provides free, open information on all aspects of the ocean state (physical, biogeochemical) for European regional seas and global oceans. 

Data collection and analysis are conducted under international standards like ISO as well as the industry’s best practices. 

How is the data analyzed? 

A large amount of raw metocean data is not very helpful. To be understandable and exploitable by most people, values must be standardized, sorted, and then presented as a history of spatial and temporal fluctuations or used in realistic numerical modeling to make predictions. For example, It is possible to: 

  • map the water’s dynamic effects from a measuring point in a radius of one kilometer or more, to generate global, regional, or local wave models, tidal and current models, etc. 
  • track weather changes within a time interval (minutes, days, weeks, months, years) to evaluate the occurrence of the events and extrapolate them to get refined predictions.  

A central dashboard allows easy reading of data and models.  

Metocean Analytics, for whom?

Metocean statistics are of paramount importance for all organizations that carry out offshore activities of any kind and are highly dependent on the local weather. They help them to increase efficiency, cut costs and maximize benefits, become more sustainable, drive innovations faster and reduce risks.  

Who can benefit Metocean Analytics? 

On top of common benefits to all industries, metocean information has many applications that enable individual sectors to tackle major challenges they must struggle with. 

For shipping lines  

  • Calculate the most accurate ETA;  
  • ensure the security of ships and crew. 

 

For port operators  

  • study vessel maneuverability in terminal; 
  • better plan vessels’ arrival and departure to avoid slowing down or halting;  
  • allocate appropriate human and material resources to eliminate unnecessary weather downtime; 
  • minimize the duration of cargo loading/offloading. 

 

For marine contractors  

  • assess the safety and operability of floating and fixed structures and other marine engineering projects; 
  • evaluate the impact of their projects on the marine environment and lessen their carbon footprint;  
  • evaluate the probability of extreme climate events that may prevent safe operations. 

 

For oil and gas companies  

  • evaluate risks during initial exploration; 
  • study undersea pipeline feasibility; 
  • determine the suitable window for the transport and deployment of offshore structures. 

 

For clean electricity producers  

  • assess the energy and yield potential.  
  • For inland transportation services providers  
  • anticipate the pick-up of cargoes, depending on the ships’ arrival and port terminal operations. 

 

This list is non-exhaustive but shows how far it is possible to go with advanced metocean analytics. Any of these companies can access complete and accurate data via their own daily tools, using an API for quick and smooth integration. Then, the users will only have to select a geographical area or a specific location anywhere on earth and a timeframe to get the required local datasets in different formats within minutes. The downscaling enables a high-resolution representation.   

What is an offshore project?

An offshore project is conducted in the open ocean, a few, or many kilometers from the coast. Here are a few examples: 

  • construction of wind farms, solar plants, or tidal and wave facilities that generate renewable energy; 
  • deployment of large-scale fixed/semi-submersible floating platforms that explore, drill, extract, and production of petroleum and natural gas, which are then transported to shore installations through pipelines or by tankers; 
  • building of bridges; 
  • reparation of offshore equipment… 

 

What are the different phases that require the use of metocean data?   

Metocean analytics contribute to increased efficiency across all stages of any offshore or coastal project: feasibility study, planning, design, construction or installation, operation, maintenance, and removal. The aim is to always access reliable information, whether historical, real-time, or forecast, and take relevant decisions with a high degree of precision and significantly improve services