A new milestone in VISIR development is now achieved: following last February’s publication of the model source code on Zenodo, a peer-reviewed paper describing the new model version 1.b has been published this week on the Geoscientific Model Development journal. The paper includes derivation of the equations for vessel advection from ocean currents, validation of Read more about VISIR-1.b: peer-reviewed paper and source code published[…]
The presentation “Preliminary Inter-comparison of AIS Data and Optimal Ship Tracks” by G.Mannarini, L.Carelli, D.Zissis, G.Spiliopoulos, and K.Chatzikokolakis has received the best presentation award at TransNav2019, the 13th International Conference on marine navigation and safety of sea transportation (Gdynia, Poland, June 12-14 2019). The prize was awarded by Prof. Adam Weintrit of the Gdynia Maritime University and the winning presentation Read more about VISIR and AIS presentation wins the best presentation award at TransNav2019[…]
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.