The Met Office has signed a partner agreement with Kongsberg Digital to offer meteorological and oceanographic data to its marine customers.
The partnership with the Met Office will provide accurate weather forecasts and weather warnings to help maritime customers improve the safety and efficiency of their operations. The Met Office data will add to the services provided by Kongsberg’s Kognifai Partner Program, a collaborative digital ecosystem that integrates IT and operational technology to accelerate business transformation.
Hege Skryseth, CEO, Kongsberg Digital, said: “Weather is one of the most important variables within the maritime industries. The ability to plan according to the weather is crucial for increasing efficiency, safety and accuracy of operations ranging from shipping, to drilling, to platform production. This partnership will ensure the best possible data is available at the fingertips of maritime operators, for use directly, in applications and analyses.”
Patrick Sachon, group leader for Transport & Energy, Met Office, added: “Met Office works at the forefront of weather and climate science for people’s protection, well-being and prosperity. We help industries operate safely efficiently and successfully. Everything we do is based on world-leading science and enhanced by the close working relationships we have with partner organisations around the globe, like Kongsberg. We’re delighted to join the Kognifai partner programme to deliver world class weather and climate services.”
Met Office joined the Kognifai Partner Program in February 2019, and weather services from Met Office will be under continuous development for the benefit of Kognifai users.