EONav - Copernicus Data in Support of Maritime Route Optimization
Paper in proceedings, 2018

The EONav ship routing service uses near real time observations of ocean surface currents, waves, wind and sea ice conditions, in conjunction with forecasts from numerical weather and ocean models, to plan the optimal route for a vessel. Products from the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) and several national weather services are used together with in-house products developed for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from satellites such as Sentinel-1, Radarsat-2 and COSMO-SkyMed. A novel data selection algorithm automatically ranks the various data sets and combines them to provide the most reliable met-ocean information. A sail plan optimized e.g. to reduce fuel consumption is determined based on the met-ocean information and is communicated to the ships to assist captains in selecting the best route and speed pattern to their destination.

Waves

Wind

Currents

Route Optimization

Copernicus

SAR

Ship Navigation

Sea Ice

Author

Leif Eriksson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Yufang Ye

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Lars Jonasson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Waqas Qazi

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Wengang Mao

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Helong Wang

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Joakim Moller

Molflow AB

Kris Lemmens

Offshore Navigation Ltd

Sverre Dokken

O.M. Offshore Monitoring Ltd

IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS

2153-6996 (ISSN)

5606-5609

IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Valencia, Spain,

EONav - Earth Observation for Maritime Navigation

European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2016-05-01 -- 2019-04-30.

Subject Categories

Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Marine Engineering

DOI

10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8519477

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