Fugro helps to overcome such challenges through cost-effective, high quality and technically advanced measurement, consultancy and information systems as well as ocean observing systems, structural monitoring and forecasting services. The recent addition of Metis to its range of services brings further advances in the analysis of metocean (meteorological and oceanographic) data.
Metis is a web-based gateway which enables metocean data from different sources to be viewed in a single web display. Built on geographic information system (GIS) technology the system is designed to bring added value by placing measured data in a spatial context using model and satellite data. Secure, password-protected access to various measurements or point data, wave model data, current model data, satellite data as well as any relevant documentation is available from any location worldwide without the need for additional software. In addition to displaying both dynamic and static data, Metis can also archive information and the system complies with the requirements of INSPIRE and FGDC.
“Traditionally, point data and model data have been two separate considerations,” notes Mark Calverley, Consultancy Director at Fugro GEOS. “A major achievement of Metis has been our success in combining GIS information with the more temporal element of other data sources, such as forecast models, which update every six to twelve hours. Together, this amounts to a vast quantity of data with a very fast throughput, all delivered efficiently by Metis.”
Metis is the result of identifying a prominent gap in the market. Realising that clients often needed to visit several different websites to view individual types of data, Fugro focussed on bringing innovation to the delivery of metocean data. By blending multiple data sets into a single, secure and user-friendly display, data management capabilities are significantly improved and cost benefits are maximised.
“Given the pace of recent developments, we anticipate that clients will require increasing volumes of metocean data in real-time rather than waiting for it to be recovered from monitoring systems, processed and delivered,” concludes Mark. “Our technology means that we are well-placed to meet these requirements.”
The variable environmental conditions and complex oceanography of offshore regions present certain challenges to the energy industry, particularly in areas such as safety, design, optimisation, operational efficiency and environmental protection. Fugro helps to overcome such challenges through cost-effective, high quality and technically advanced measurement, consultancy and information systems as well as ocean observing systems, structural monitoring and forecasting services. The recent addition of Metis to its range of services brings further advances in the analysis of metocean (meteorological and oceanographic) data.