Open weather data platform

Experts estimate that fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 5% by optimizing ship speeds and routes to changing weather conditions.[1]

The maritime industry generates roughly 100-120 million data points every day.[2] Sharing simple data like weather conditions, vessel speed, and location, on an open-sourced and standardized big data platform, will help the entire fleet to save on fuel, reduce emissions, and improve safety at sea.[3,4,5,6]

However, neither cross-industry collaboration nor regulatory bodies have been able to harmonize data formats or make them publicly available.

When will it become accepted practice that weather data collected by ships is standardized and shared across shipping companies in an open-access platform?

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References:
[1] Hofmann, A., (2018), Maritime Industries
[2] Trelleborg/Port Technology, (2018), Use of Big Data in the Maritime Industry
[3] Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, (2018), Safety and Shipping Review 2018
[4] Mirovic, M., Milicevic, M., Obradovic, I., (2018), Big Data in the Maritime Industry
[5] Claramunt, C., et al., (2017), Maritime Data Integration and Analysis: Recent Progress and Research Challenges
[6] Rolls Royce (2018), Rolls-Royce offers ship navigators a bird’s-eye view with Intelligent Awareness game-changer
More information:
Hoekstra, C., (2020), Maritime Big Data Committee
Brouer, B., Karsten, C., Pisinger, D., (2016), Big Data Optimization in Maritime Logistics
Sienk, T., Sudekum, N., Banholzer, E., (2020), Big Data for Big Ships
Perakis, K., et al., (2017), BigDataOcean Harmonisation, Knowledge Extraction, Business Intelligence and Usage Analytics Services
Efficiensea, (2020), Maritime Connectivity Platform
Isenor, A., et al., (2016), MSARI: A Database for LargeVolume Storage and Utilisation of Maritime Data
Mourouzis, T., (2017), How Big Data Analytics Will Transform the Shipping Industry

By Matthew J. Spaniol