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.
Oceanweather (OWI) is pleased to announce the launch of the Newfoundland Offshore Meteorological and Oceanographic Study Joint Industry Project (NEWMOS JIP). Phase 1 will launch in January 2022 and address the top tropical and extra-tropical storms from the period 1979-2021 by applying detailed kinematic analysis of storm winds and application of a ~4 km spectral ocean model. Phase 2 of the study (expected start June 2022) will model the full continuous period to develop a 43-year database of winds and waves for operability and design.
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.
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.