Studies details the numerous JIPs (Joint Industry Projects)
and products that Oceanweather has already developed. In
addition to the studies listed here, Oceanweather has performed
hundreds of custom hindcast studies for applications worldwide.
See our Dedicated Studies
page for information on how we can help you with your individual
metocean needs. Also, be sure to view our Research
pages for detailed information on the hindcast process and
the expertise Oceanweather provides.
Speculative "Spec" Products - Spec products
are products licensed, administered, and governed by Oceanweather
(OWI) and/or a partner in the product. OWI Spec products
include the following categories of hindcasts: GROW2012,
GROW-FINE, and other Spec. Spec products are different from
a JIP in that they are sold on a per point or per block
basis and do not require full participation in the entire
hindcast (see JIP definition below).
- GROW is intended as a fast turnaround product for initial
estimates of site-specific extremes and operability data
for the global oceans. Final design criteria, especially
those in tropical basins, are best served by a more intense
hindcast approach of the other three categories or a dedicated
- GROW-Fine hindcasts are generally GROW winds run on
a finer resolution wave grid, which resolves the coastline,
islands, and bathymetry better than GROW alone. Additional
analysis of the winds for the highest rank storms by an
expert meteorologist may also be included.
Spec - Analyses of all wind fields including intensive
tropical cyclone modeling are included on grids similar
in resolution to GROW-Fine. These products also include
either 2-D or 3-D current modeling.
Industry Project (JIP) - Basin-wide studies in frontier
areas where participants receive large archives of grid
points. Intensive wind analyses are performed for all
high-ranked storms and many, if not all, background wind
fields are reviewed. Although the upfront costs may be
higher, participants typically benefit from ongoing updates,
verification against their own measurements, and input
into deciding future work performed by Oceanweather or