Oceanology London 2018- Workshop MetOcean Forecast Advances

14 March, 2018


Oceanology London 2018 – Workshop



10:00-10:05 Welcome and Opening Remarks , Stephen Hall, SUT

10:05-10:35 Metocean challenges facing the marine energy sector

Industry Perspective

Overview of present/planned industry operations;

• Present decision-making approach and what more we need from marine forecasts?


10:35-11:05 Wave modelling developments Dr Andy Saulter, Met Office

• Development of Spherical Multi-Cell grid (+ recent model upgrades );

• Development of the Atlantic-UK Wave Ensemble Prediction System;

• Plans for UK model developments;


11:05-11:35 Strategies for optimising operational decisions using probabilistic marine forecasts, Dr Edward Steele, Met Office

• Using relative economic value of forecasts to determine when a user must take action upon it;

• Using weather pattern typology to simplify the early identification of calm weather windows for local operations;


 11:35-12:05 Beyond weather: applications of climate data within an offshore context. Dr Nicolas Fournier, Met Office

• Overview and results from Copernicus Climate Change Service CLIM4ENERGY project;

• Plans and progress with ongoing European research projects focused on marine sector;


12:05-12:15 Questions & Discussion

The Metocean Forecast Advances session will be followed by a networking lunch, hosted by the South West England Chapter of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)


12:15-12:30 Chief Executive’s Welcome, Stephen Hall, SUT


12:30-13:30 Lunch & Networking.