Oceanweather (OWI) is pleased to announce the launch of the North European Wave Study (NEWS) Joint Industry Project (JIP) for the offshore oil and gas areas in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea and offshore UK. The study is currently underway and addresses the continuous period 1979-2021 with application of detailed kinematic analysis of storm winds in over 150 events to develop a new 43-year wind and wave archive suitable for both operability and design.

The NEWS JIP builds on a long line of studies performed by OWI since the 1990s for the NEXT/NEXTRA series of JIPs. NEWS will apply finer resolution atmospheric and ocean response modeling over the domain while retaining the detailed storm reanalysis methodology required to properly model the top events.

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