A revolutionary information service to improve operational efficiency and safety
of current sensitive marine activities has been launched in Singapore. The product
- called STRAITSFORECAST - is now available for pilots, terminal operators,
marine contractors, marine engineering consultants and public recreation users.
STRAITSFORECAST provides reliable high-resolution current forecast information
to facilitate the efficient and safe planning of current sensitive operations within
Singapore Port and adjacent waters, such as the planning of arrival times for large
vessels at terminals with tidal restrictions or the planning of dive operations
with limited tidal windows.
Data is available both in forecast mode for planning applications and in hindcast
mode for support for jetty design and incident assessment. The model is validated
real time against current measurements at several locations in the Singapore Straits
and accuracy indicators are provided to the users to facilitate their interpretation
of the data provided.