Sea Weather Forecasting System By Hyundai Heavy Industries-KIOST



Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder has released a statement that it has jointly developed the “Sea Weather Forecasting System” with Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST).

Sea Weather Forecasting System, developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST) would help the sailors by offering wind, wave and weather forecasts for their passage planning and weather routing.  This system would allow HHI to manage sea trial schedules of ships maybe 72 hours in advance by analyzing peculiar sea weather information like wave height, wind speed and current patterns on an hourly basis in seven offshore areas including Ulsan, Gunsan, and Jeju Island.  For instance, the weather system would attempt to reduce any possible delay in lifting work of the floating crane due to unexpected weather conditions.

The weather system would bank on precision forecasting of the sea weather by every 60 meter in Mipo Bay and Jeonha Bay where HHI is based along with the Geographic Information System (GIS), displaying sea weather information on the specific spots on an electronic navigational chart. Since 2006, HHI has been involved in “Weather Management” by installing weather observation equipment at 18 spots at its Ulsan yard to monitor the weather on a 24-hour basis.  It can also send weather analysis to its employees through the plotting, analysis, visualization and interpretation of weather data.