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Metocean Awareness Course

From: 01 Jan, 2014 until: 31 Dec, 2020

Location: Global

Event Summary

For offshore industries such as renewables and oil and gas, meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) conditions have a major impact on the design of facilities and their subsequent operations. Knowledge of wind, wave, current, water level and weather conditions is essential to contribute to optimum design and efficient operations. Sound use of metocean data and information can assist with improved safety and reduced costs. This 2 or 3 day course takes place in several locations throughout the world.


Venue: Global

Address: TBC

Full details

Metocean is a discipline covering meteorology and physical oceanography, and is concerned with quantifying the impact and effect of weather and sea conditions (such as winds, waves, currents and water levels) on a wide range of activities in the offshore oil & gas and renewables. These include seismic and geotechnical surveys, drilling campaigns, new project developments, tow-out and installation of structures, operations and maintenance, and field abandonment.

Course Highlights/Learning

This is an essential course providing a greater understanding of Metocean and illustrating how optimum usage and application of Metocean information can benefit you and your organisation particularly with respect to:

  • improved safety
  • better decision-making and planning
  • reduced costs

The course format will include a mixture of short presentations presented by expert speakers in this field and interactive workshop sessions including a group case study exercise. Delegates receive a comprehensive course manual on attendance.

  • Understand why Metocean is important to the offshore oil & gas and renewables industries
  • Find out about the Metocean process and how it fits in with other offshore activities
  • Explore the key Metocean services and products
  • Learn about the key Metocean parameters, such as significant wave height, and how Metocean data is collected/obtained and archived
  • Gain an understanding of how weather forecasts are produced
  • See how Metocean conditions vary around the world
  • Appreciate the implications of climate variability and data trends
  • Learn how Metocean data is analysed to derive operational statistics such as weather downtime, and design criteria such as 100 year conditions
  • Become capable of engaging internal and external stakeholders about Metocean matters
  • Participate in exercises and group case studies
  • Find out where Metocean information, advice and support can be obtained

Event contact: events@imarest.org

URL: www.imarest.org/metocean

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