For the first time, University of Bologna will run a PhD programme in “Future Earth, Climate Change and Societal Challenge” with a scholarship on “Raising operational efficiency of shipping via meteo-oceanographic information”, under funding by CMCC. In particular, it will assess the contribution of ship route optimization by means of meteo-oceanographic information (analysis and forecast fields) Read more about PhD scholarship on “Raising operational efficiency of shipping via meteo-oceanographic information”[…]
First end-to-end evaluation of VISIR vs. actually sailed ship tracks (as reported through AIS data) provided by Dimitris Zissis and his team of MarineTraffic. This will allow investigating actual optimization options taken by ships. The work is accepted for TransNav2019 and a preprint is available on Zenodo. Read here the full press release.
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[…]
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.
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 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)[…]
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.
A new paradigm for ship routing, comprising 5 distinguishing features, has been published in the 2nd AtlantOS Briefing Paper presented this week at the UN SDG 14 conference (GEOMAR side event , room 6, at 9:00-10:30 AM on June 8th, 2017) at the UN HQ in New York.
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 operational system for running VISIR as a service (visir-nav.com) has been fully documented into an open-access, open-review publication.