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Evaluating weather routing

Brodl, Ludvik LU (2017) In LU-CS-EX 2017-07 EDA920 20171
Department of Computer Science
Abstract
Today it is an accepted truth that consultation and evaluation of weather models by meteorologists can help a ship navigate the sea efficiently, using the weather and sea currents in the ship's favor. However, there exists little to no studies to support such a claim. In this report, we will first validate a simulation model by statistical means. This simulation is then used on different routes to compare them to each other. The most significant route comparison is comparing the initial route planned for a voyage, with the factual sailed route by the vessel. This report concludes that there is no statistical significant improvement to fuel and time economy when using land based meteorologists for the limited and specific dataset used.
Popular Abstract (Swedish)
Idag finns cirka 90 000 kommersiella fartyg med en kombinerad lastkapacitet på 1.8 miljader ton. Den enorma lastkapacitet beror på att 90\% av all internationell handel inkluderar transport med skepp. I princip alla fartyg använder sig av weather routing.
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author
Brodl, Ludvik LU
supervisor
organization
course
EDA920 20171
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
weather routing, voyage analysis, voyage optimization, route evaluation, meteorological advice, weather factor
publication/series
LU-CS-EX 2017-07
report number
LU-CS-EX 2017-07
ISSN
1650-2884
language
English
id
8916740
date added to LUP
2017-06-19 09:36:22
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2017-06-19 09:36:22
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  abstract     = {Today it is an accepted truth that consultation and evaluation of weather models by meteorologists can help a ship navigate the sea efficiently, using the weather and sea currents in the ship's favor. However, there exists little to no studies to support such a claim. In this report, we will first validate a simulation model by statistical means. This simulation is then used on different routes to compare them to each other. The most significant route comparison is comparing the initial route planned for a voyage, with the factual sailed route by the vessel. This report concludes that there is no statistical significant improvement to fuel and time economy when using land based meteorologists for the limited and specific dataset used.},
  author       = {Brodl, Ludvik},
  issn         = {1650-2884},
  keyword      = {weather routing,voyage analysis,voyage optimization,route evaluation,meteorological advice,weather factor},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LU-CS-EX 2017-07},
  title        = {Evaluating weather routing},
  year         = {2017},
}