VISIR-1.b: the fully-open model upgrade for including ocean currents

We have just published the latest VISIR manuscript, with a thorough description of its governing equations, validation, performance, extensive case studies, videos, and a full release of the model source code (LGPL license), including user manual and install script, input and output data. The manuscript starts today its open peer-reviewing process on Geoscientific Model Development Read more about VISIR-1.b: the fully-open model upgrade for including ocean currents[…]

VISIR developments to address IMO’s ambition on low carbon shipping

International Maritime Organization‘s ambition to reduce carbon intensity of International shipping (part of MEPC.304(72)) is now addressed through new VISIR developments in the Atlantic Ocean. A web application (www.atlantos-visir.com) allows discovering optimal tracks making use of waves and ocean currents and assessing their relative EEOI savings with respect to navigation along least-distance tracks.

VISIR presented at the International Maritime Organization

Last Oct.22 VISIR was presented at International Maritime Organization in London.  The presentation was done in the frame of the Italian side-event of the MEPC-73 meeting which addressed, among others, the implementation of the initial strategy on GHG emission reduction from ships. VISIR potential for assessing energy efficiency gains of optimal ship tracks via ocean currents Read more about VISIR presented at the International Maritime Organization[…]

VISIR acknowledged in a MSc thesis at the TU-Delft (Netherlands)

VISIR source code and papers acknowledged in a MSc thesis in Aerospace Engineering at the Technische Universiteit Delft  (Netherlands). Florian Aendekerk successfully defended his thesis on “Weather Route Optimization for Oceanic Vessels” last May, 28th. Florian’s work has been carried out in cooperation with Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and supported the conclusion that vessel fuel Read more about VISIR acknowledged in a MSc thesis at the TU-Delft (Netherlands)[…]

First B.Sc.-thesis in Computer Science based upon VISIR

Arturo Iafrate from the Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” successfully recoded the VISIR Matlab code into Java, adding also some new functionalities. The work is based upon the open source code downloaded from www.visir-model.net. Arturo’s thesis, defended on March 1st, 2018, was supervised by Prof. Raffaele Montella of Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie.

Ocean currents into VISIR: preliminary results presented this week in Cardiff (UK)

The newest developments of VISIR have been presented at the 16th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries conference in Cardiff (UK). Please find the proceedings contribution here . Cite as: Mannarini, G.,  Coppini, G., Lecci, R., Turrisi, G.: VISIR: A Free and Open-Source Model for Ship Route optimization, 16th International Conference on Computer Read more about Ocean currents into VISIR: preliminary results presented this week in Cardiff (UK)[…]

The ultimate and comprehensive documentation of VISIR model has been published!

The authoritative peer-review, open access journal “Geoscientific Model Development” has recently published a full-featured description of VISIR model, including all its components, from the algorithm pseudocode, the vessel modeling, the environmental forecasts, to the validation and demonstration of the system. Free download at: Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1597-1625, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1597-2016, 2016. Cite as: Mannarini, G., Pinardi, Read more about The ultimate and comprehensive documentation of VISIR model has been published![…]

A new paper on VISIR’s code architecture and the goals of a future community of VISIR developers

A new paper about VISIR’s source code main architectural choices, its main logical components, and an outline of possible goals for a future community of VISIR developers has been published in the Proceeding of COMPIT-2016 (The International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries). Cite as: Mannarini, G., Pinardi, N., Coppini, G., Read more about A new paper on VISIR’s code architecture and the goals of a future community of VISIR developers[…]