How Dynamic Line Rating Helps Avoid Power Line Congestion

Capacity in overhead power lines needs to be managed to avoid congestion. Find out how Dynamic Line Rating can help.

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Long-range forecasting, the use, benefits and reliability

Your organization could also benefit from using long-range weather forecasts. This Q & A explains how seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasts can help businesses plan for the future.

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How Optimized Weather Routing Helps Maximize Efficiency

Optimized weather routing helps vessels sail the most effienct routes, helping to manage fuel consumption and time at sea, while maintaining safety.

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Custom-made near-shore forecasts

It is quite a job to lay cables on the seabed, and also a challenge to make an adequate wave forecast for these activities. Dredging companies are doing the former, MeteoGroup the latter. Some of MeteoGroup’s customers pull cables from a wind farm to Zeebrugge, and during this work the wave height threshold is only 1.5 meters. Reliable wave forecasts are therefore extremely important but are very complicated to produce. There are several sandbanks off the Belgian coast that interact with the incoming waves in many ways but MeteoGroup can make accurate forecasts for this problematic location. These are produced via a newly-developed infrastructure in the cloud that couples atmospheric and wave models. This innovative set-up does looks not only at the sea but incorporates atmospheric winds that drive the waves. As a result, we can provide detailed forecasts for your offshore activities.

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First signs of a boiling summer

Will the summer of 2019 be hot and dry, like the one of 2018? Or is it going to be cloudy again with rain or showers at times and only the odd period of sunshine and warmth, that we’re so familiar with in our Northwest European summers? In spring, the interest and anticipation start to build, not only in the public, but also among meteorologists. The big questions at stake are: What will the upcoming summer look like, weather wise? And is it possible to know already at this moment?

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6 long range forecasting questions you had but were afraid to ask

Partnerships are great. Acronyms less so. Either way, you need both. We thought we would attempt to clear up the foggy skies with this collaborative blog with our long range forecasting partner Prescient Weather.

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Weather Radar: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Type “Radar” into Google and you face a plethora of information about covert spy drones and military warfare systems. However the commercial weather radar systems in use today, while employing the same advanced technology, have a far more peaceful outcome. To understand a little more about why Radar is vital in weather forecasting, we need to go back to the history books on what is the Weather Surveillance Radar (WSR) and Doppler Weather Radar and how it evolved.

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Shipping software that keeps you out of danger

Oceans connect every continent in the world and present a tremendous opportunity to move cargo and goods in an efficient, swift and optimized way. However, with those efficiencies come many hazards that affect sea transport in the high seas.

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Expertise of ex-seafarers crucial for reliable ship routing advice

Trust arises when you speak each other's language. Each sector has its own specific characteristics and terminology, and this naturally includes shipping. Those who work on board know and feel what wind and waves do to a ship. Whoever sails as a senior officer has a deep sense of what a ship can handle and what performance a vessel can provide. For us at MeteoGroup it is important to have former seafarers in our weather rooms who use their knowledge and skills to deliver premium route advice.

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How the monitoring meteorologist keeps track of everything

It is the desk that’s always occupied: the monitoring meteorologist’s. Every country with a MeteoGroup office has a chief meteorologist on duty 24/7. He or she monitors the general weather situation, is primarily responsible for a large group of customers and ensures that the meteorological database is fully in line with the expected weather situation. Expertise counts, just as availability. We are always there.

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