• weather;
  • wave;
  • hydrodynamics;
  • forecasting system;
  • GIS;
  • integration;
  • interactive maps


The prediction and presentation of weather and marine conditions in an integrated way is of paramount importance in many areas of interest, including offshore operations. Huge datasets which are generated from running weather and marine forecasting systems present a challenge in terms of processing and presenting these data efficiently. This paper presents a method of optimizing huge meteorological and marine datasets for effective use by GIS, creation of automatic meteorological and marine maps, and an interactive map for querying any necessary integrated meteorological and marine data at selected geographical locations. This application significantly reduces the data processing time and the complexities in presenting such huge datasets. Copyright © 2012 Royal Meteorological Society