Oceanweather Inc. (OWI) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the BOMOS-2 JIP (Brazil Offshore Meteorological and Oceanographic Study Joint Industry Project).

BOMOS-2 is a comprehensive study of the wind and wave climate offshore Brazil improving upon the recent global ERA5 reanalysis in which extreme wind and wave events may not be well represented. This phase of the study consists of a hindcast for the continuous time period from 2000 – 2018, archived at a 30-minute time step and incorporating the expert wind-field analysis of over 70 storms using OWI’s proven IOKA approach. Storms were selected to be analyzed based on insitu and remote-sensed measurements, as well as with OWI’s novel peak identification and clustering methodology (used for the first time in this study).

For further information regarding the BOMOS-2 JIP or any of our other JIP projects as well as our ready-to-deliver speculative products, please contact Erin Harris via email at erinh@oceanweather.com or by phone at +1 203-661-3091.

The BOMOS-2 hindcast improves upon the upper-percentile wind and wave deficiencies apparent the ERA5 reanalysis as shown in the time series below with the ERA5 data shown in orange and the final BOMOS-2 results shown in blue for an example storm period.