The latest release of Mermaid is now available, including a new feature allowing you to download historical weather data from our servers directly within Mermaid.
If you are not yet a user, remember that Mermaid has a free two-week trial. Why not kick it off at one of our upcoming online training programmes? Please get in touch if you’d like to be part of it. Each training programme consists of three 2-hour sessions.
MM-1995: Integrate downloadable Metocean data
Mermaid now comes with free access to a ten-year metocean hindcast dataset that users can import directly into their Mermaid models. The main details of the dataset are as follows:
- Parameters: Mean wind speed at 10m elevation, significant wave height and mean wave period
- Period: ten-years, January 2006 to December 2015
- Time step: three-hourly for wind speed, six-hourly for wave height and period, interpolated to three-hourly.
- Grid resolution: approximately 0.25° (~27km)
The data originates from the European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast’s (ECMWF) ERA-Interim reanalysis dataset. The atmospheric model is coupled to a global 0.5° resolution spectral wave model. The wave model data has been interpolated to the same 0.25° grid as the atmospheric data to enable wind and wave data to be accessed on the same grid. Full technical details of the ECMWF model data can be found here.
There is a blog post with more information on this new feature here.
MM-1182: Dependencies in the task diagram are now coloured by suspendability state
This visual cue should make it much clearer to understand how your operation will be allowed to suspend in the simulation.