The Met Office has signed a reseller agreement with JBA Consulting to offer ForeCoast® Marine, its met-ocean risk management software – to marine and offshore customers.
ForeCoast® Marine is a planning, visualisation and decision support tool which utilises Met Office forecast data to reduce costs and met-ocean risks.
JBA Consulting and the Met Office co-designed ForeCoast® Marine to provide a comprehensive solution for managing metocean risks throughout the lifecycle of a marine energy or construction project: from pricing weather into tenders, to designing detailed construction and O&M strategies, through to managing live weather risks.
The capability within ForeCoast® Marine combines the latest science in probabilistic forecasting* with a range of tools to support decision making all of which is optimised for use on mobile devices. This brings together forecasting data, weather observations and operational data in one place.
Dr Douglas Taylor, Offshore Energy Business and Operations Manager, at The Met Office said: “We are pleased to offer ForeCoast® Marine to the offshore industry through this new agreement with JBA. It provides an innovative framework within which to share our expert forecasting advice and data to support clients in their efforts to reduce costs and minimise health and safety risks.”
Dr Mark Lawless, JBA Director said: “The Met Office’s commitment to the development of the software through its contribution of the latest science in probabilistic forecasting has allowed the software to provide improved levels of insight and certainty with respect to the viability of marine operations. This represents a step change in the way forecasting data is used.”