Ship Routing Accounting for Changable Sea Conditions


Prof Carlos Guedes Soares, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal




Project Abstract

The aim is to develop a new type of ship routing solution taking into account weather conditions (weather routing) with improved assessment of ship performance and responses to sea conditions. Two decision support systems will be developed by the partners: An assistance tool for ship handling to ensure safe operation based on on-board motion measurements and a routing tool that combines ship motion and weather prediction data to propose optimum shipping routes. The accuracy of the weather data will be improved by online adjustments based on real measurements along the route. All the methods and algorithms will be implemented in commercial Electronic Nautical Chart environment and a full scale validation on an oceanographic vessel in Portugal will be conducted.

ROUTING is funded by the MarTERA partners Foundation for Science and Technology Portugal (FCT) and Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) and co-funded by the European Union.

Project Start

March 2018


36 months

Project Budget

Total cost: 0.4 M€
Funding: 0.4 M€

Project Website
(under construction)