Oceanweather Inc. is a specialized metocean consulting firm serving
the coastal and ocean engineering communities since 1977. Our approach is to
develop and apply high-level technology to satisfy practical requirements
in marine meteorology, ocean wave and current specification, ocean
engineering, and statistics of environmental data. Our
services include atmospheric/oceanographic research, site-specific consulting/modeling,
operational forecasting, and generation of long-term climatologies for operability
and design in the marine environment.
In order to support hurricane recovery activities and to improve future resiliency, Oceanweather (OWI) routinely produces “fast-response” tropical cyclone hindcasts for significant storms and has started work on the extremely destructive 2022 hurricane Ian. A detailed reanalysis of the conditions experienced in a land-falling hurricane are required in any ocean response modeling to provide critical guidance on the extent of the storm wave and surge inundation. OWI can provide wind, pressure, and/or OWI’s standard wave fields for these events.
As experts in providing meteorological forcing for ocean response modeling of extreme wind, wave and storm surge events, OWI has a long history of quickly responding to the need for hindcasts of recent or active tropical events. This expertise is also applied in long-term operational and storm hindcasts in public and private sectors around the globe.
Oceanweather (OWI) is pleased to announce the launch of the North European Wave Study (NEWS) Joint Industry Project (JIP) for the offshore oil and gas areas in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea and offshore UK. The study is currently underway and addresses the continuous period 1979-2021 with application of detailed kinematic analysis of storm winds in over 150 events to develop a new 43-year wind and wave archive suitable for both operability and design.
Oceanweather Inc. (OWI) was formed in May 1977 as a small business and established an office in White Plains, NY. The original principals in the company, Dr. Vince J. Cardone, Dr. J. Arthur Greenwood and Ms. C. V. Greenwood, had worked together on federally sponsored research programs at New York University and the City University of New York where Dr. Cardone was Associate Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography.