Supporting sHIPping around CAPe Farewell with high resolution forecasting Products "Generated using E.U. Copernicus Marine Service Information "
Copernicus Markets: Marine Navigation and Polar Environment Monitoring
Copernicus Marine Service Region: Global Ocean - Atlantic Ocean
The SHIPcAPP service
SHIPcAPP provides high quality information targeted for shipping through the app Neptune. The information is based on a high resolution forecast for the area around Cape Farewell on the southern tip of Greenland. The service improves the level of detail for metoc data ( wind, ocean and sea ice conditions). A key element of the service is the Copernicus Marine Service that provides multiple datasets that are necessary in order to provide this service. For this purpose the following services will be provided:
Increased weather, ocean and sea ice forecast (METOC data) through improved resolution which enables description of local features
Visualization of current forecast on this webpage.
Easy data access to new data products through Neptune app
Better visualization of products through the app Neptune
Access to standardized data through the Maritime connectivity platform (MCP)
Update frequency is daily. The service will be free until March 2021.
SHIPcAPP provides following parameters in high resolution
speed and direction
Near surface weather parameters
Speed and direction
The shipcapp service aim at providing high resolution meteorological and oceanographic information to the maritime users in the waters around Cape Farewell. This provides important knowledge about the wind, ocean and sea ice in the area of focus.The first users who indicated their interest are Royal Arctic Line and DanPilot who provided a letter of intent at the application state. In addition Greenland Ice Pilots have indicated their interest. Internally at DMI the Cape Farewell forecast support the Greenlandic Ice Charting, which also benefit the maritime users of these waters. At last Rocket Brothers benefits from improving Neptune (their visualization app with the capabillity of ingesting Copernicus Marine Service data products, which enhances the ability to use the full catalogue of data.
Example of wind forecast
Example of air pressure animation
Ingestion of Copernicus Marine Services
The operational global forecast from Copernicus Marine Service is useful for forcing the high resolution nested domain. The large scale changes of the ocean and sea ice circulation is propagated through the boundaries and modified within the high resolution model that forecast local features with a resolution of approximately 1km for ocean and sea ice parameters around Cape Farewell. The wave forecast from the Copernicus Marine Service provides information about the wave climate, which is not included in the high resolution model. Automated and manually derived remotely sensed products are key elements when validating the forecast. The ice charts provides high resolution sea ice information derived by ice analysts. Surface temperatures and passive microwave sea ice products provides automated information about the surface of the ocean/ice. At last the atmospheric model is from DMI's own archive and it has a resolution of 2.5km