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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.


  • Special Conference at AMS Honoring Founder Dr. Vince Cardone

    December 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark doctoral dissertation by Dr. Vincent J. Cardone at New York University entitled “Specification of the Wind Distribution in the Marine Boundary Layer for Wave Forecasting”. Dr. Cardone’s dissertation introduced the first contemporary marine PBL model and showed how it could be applied to the practical problem of specification of marine surface wind fields to produce real-time wave forecasting. This approach was later refined and implemented at several national forecast centers around the world including NOAA/NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction, U.S. Navy Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center, the Canadian Meteorological Centre, the Norwegian Meteorological Service, the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the Shanghai Forecast Center, and the New Zealand Meteorological Service. Dr. Cardone was an internationally recognized expert on the measurement of the winds over the ocean, synoptic scale analysis of wind fields, and on ocean wave modeling and forecasting. He received many awards in recognition of his accomplishments including the Oceanography Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Cardone was elected an AMS Fellow in 2001 in recognition of his contributions marine meteorology and oceanography.

    A special session will be held at the upcoming American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting, where OWI’s President Andrew T. Cox - along with Linwood Vincent, Dr. Don Resio, and Dr. Hans Graber - will speak in honor of Dr. Cardone. For more information, please visit https://annual.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/2020/.

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  • PERGOS-2 Updated to Include 2018

    Oceanweather (OWI), in collaboration with partner DHI, have updated the PERGOS-2 hindcast to include 2018. This brings the continuous/operational hindcast years to 1979-2018 and the storms hindcast to 1961-2018. PERGOS-2 will remain on the fine ~2 km grid for winds and waves and 0.025° (2.8 km) grid for hydrodynamic variables. A summary can be found here.

    For further information regarding PERGOS-2 or any of our other speculative products, please contact Erin Harris via email at erinh@oceanweather.com or by phone at +1 203-661-3091.

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  • Special Session for Dr. Vincent Cardone

    Oceanweather’s (OWI) founder, Dr. Vincent Cardone, was honored for his contributions to oceanography and meteorology at the 2nd International Workshop on Waves, Storm Surges, and Coastal Hazards in Melbourne, Australia. Vince was a long-time attendee and presenter at the wave workshop series (16 in total) up until his passing in 2013. A full catalog of his workshop papers and presentation are available at www.waveworkshop.org.

    Chairing the special session was Val Swail, the wave workshop founder and long-time friend of Vince. Val is retired from Environment Canada, but is very active in the Joint Commission on Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) and other organizations. The session included talks from Don Resio (this year’s recipient of the Vincent Cardone Memorial Prize for Marine Meteorology), Luigi Cavalari, Greg Holland, and OWI’s President, Andrew Cox.

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