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Oceanweather Inc. is a specialized metocean consulting firm serving the coastal and ocean engineering communities since 1977. Our approach is to develop and apply high-level technology to satisfy practical requirements in marine meteorology, ocean wave and current specification, ocean engineering, and statistics of environmental data. Our services include atmospheric/oceanographic research, site-specific consulting/modeling, operational forecasting, and generation of long-term climatologies for operability and design in the marine environment.


  • Hurricane Ida Fast Response Hindcast

    In order to support hurricane recovery activities and to improve future resiliency, Oceanweather (OWI) routinely produces “fast-response” tropical cyclone hindcasts for significant storms and has started work on the damaging 2021 hurricane Ida. A detailed reanalysis of the conditions experienced in a land-falling hurricane are required in any ocean response modeling to provide critical guidance on the extent of the storm wave and surge inundation. OWI can provide wind, pressure, and/or OWI’s standard wave fields for these events.

    As experts in providing meteorological forcing for ocean response modeling of extreme wind, wave and storm surge events, OWI has a long history of quickly responding to the need for hindcasts of recent or active tropical events. This expertise is also applied in long-term operational and storm hindcasts in public and private sectors around the globe.

    GOES-East satellite view of Hurricane Ida as it strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in Louisiana. (Provided by NOAA).
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  • GOMOS2020 Release

    Oceanweather is pleased to announce an update to GOMOS (Gulf of Mexico Oceanographic Study) for the years 2018-2020 in a version of the hindcast called GOMOS2020. This brings the total number of Tropical events to 442 and Extratropical events to 131, and it brings the continuous operational period up to 41 continuous years.

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  • SEAFINE-2 Availability

    Oceanweather Inc. (OWI) is pleased to announce the availability of our second-generation South East Asia Fine hindcast (SEAFINE-2) using new wind forcing and a unified grid setup for the period 2015-2019. This hindcast includes a continuous hindcast as well as detailed modeling of all South China Sea (SCS) tropical cyclones and monsoon events.

    The hindcast effort includes the analysis and detailed modeling of all tropical cyclones in the SCS from 2015-2019 as well as reanalysis of significant Southwest and Northeast monsoon events. The hindcast has been extensively validated using industry collected measurements as well as publicly available buoys and data from satellite based altimeter, radiometer, and scatterometer observations.

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