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Maritime soft measures ocean conditions for safer passages

Maritime soft measures ocean conditions for safer passages

Marine operations remain risky and costly, while offshore currents are within the least understood and inefficient oceanic features. As Springwise reported, the French company eOdyn has invented SeaWaze™, a software that measures ocean surface currents by analysing vessels tracks. Such an approach promises cost efficiency and safety while reducing eco-footprint and CO2 emissions as well.

SeaWaze measures sea conditions in real-time, and that is the great idea for the modern overload maritime passages. The software developed by the French firm eOdyn uses the patented AI technology and machine-learning algorithms analyse vessel tracks to measure ocean surface currents.

The mandatory communication system (Automatic Identification System, AIS) observes human activity and onboard ship, the real-time, large coverage of the currents informs decision-making and enables real situation awareness, planning, and constant re-assessment.

The smart soft allows efficiency and safety, with the likelihood of downtime and incidents reduced. As Yann Guichoux, CEO eOdyn, claims, using SeaWaze, “customers will save 5% of fuel, reduce ecological footprint and CO2 emissions, while improving safety.”

eOdyn are currently covering oceans all over the world, and also provide project-based services to customers who want to use their technologies for different purposes.

Despite the high level of the modern technologies, the stereotypical solution in regards to measuring ocean currents onboard vessels rely on model-based forecast and local, in-situ measurement. Alas, this trend to provide unreliable information on conditions.

Fortunately, the smart solution exists. eOdyn’s use of patented AI technology and machine-learning algorithms could mark the start of humanity’s attempt to work with, rather than against our oceans.