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.
The maritime industry generates roughly 100-120 million data points every day. 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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