Mermaid Release Notes v1.2.0.20

The latest release of Mermaid is now available, including a number of new metocean channels for restricting work.

If you are not yet a user, remember that Mermaid has a free four-week trial. If you’re interested in Mermaid please get in touch.

New Features

MM-1529: Limit operations by cloud height, humidity and temperature

It is now possible to restrict work using cloud height, humidity and temperature. We have also added temperature to metocean database that is freely available with Mermaid. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes v1.2.0.19

The latest release of Mermaid is now available, including a new feature allowing you more flexibility in the assignment of vessels. We’ve also added a video demonstrating the metocean data download process which was added in the last version of Mermaid. You can see that video and other video tutorials here.

If you are not yet a user, remember that Mermaid has a free four-week trial. If you’re interested in Mermaid please get in touch.

New Features

MM-1537: Non-suspendable groups with tasks that have different vessels

It is now possible to change the vessel which is assigned to tasks in a Non-Suspendable or Suspendable If Vessel Holds Station group. Read more >

Comparison of using Mermaid metocean data against a higher quality dataset

With the recent addition of access to a 10-year hindcast dataset within Mermaid we thought it would be a good idea to provide some handy guidance and advice on how it should be used.

The general aim of this dataset is to allow users to generate some ‘headline’ average duration statistics that will be useful for things such as writing or reviewing bids and operation overviews.

The key things to be aware of with this dataset are threefold:

  1. The duration of the dataset is ten years (January 2006 to December 2015)
  2. The time step of the wind data is three hours whereas it is six hours for the wave data
  3. The horizontal grid resolution is 0.25°, i.e.
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Mermaid Release Notes v1.2.0.11

The latest release of Mermaid is now available and we are very pleased to announce the addition of vessel import. We think that this is a useful feature for our users, and as always we are keen to hear any feedback or ideas you may have.

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. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes: v1.2.0.5

The latest release of Mermaid is now available. We have new features in this release of Mermaid and have also made a number of performance improvements.

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. The dates and times are:

14th, 15th and 16th of February, 10am to 12 midday UTC.

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Mermaid Release Notes v1.1.1.11

We’ve released the latest version of Mermaid and have made some improvements to the running of simulations. As always if you have any specific requests for features you would like, please do get in touch through our support portal.

We have Mermaid online training happening in December and January – these courses are ideal if you are considering purchasing Mermaid, or refreshing your knowledge. Please get in touch if you’d like to be part of them. Each training programme consists of three 2-hour sessions. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes v1.1.1.3

We are pleased to announce that the latest version of Mermaid is now available. In this release we’ve made a number of changes to improve the user experience, particularly when working with the map.

New Features and Functionality

MM-1869: Improvements to map side bar.

After adding support for Shapefiles in version 1.1.1.1 we decided to make a number of changes to how items on the map are added and edited. These changes should make it much easier to add and items and to edit them. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes v1.1.1.2

The newest release of Mermaid is now live.  Over the past couple of weeks developed a new utility to assist our European users called Treylya. We’ve also performed a number of small bug fixes and usability improvements for Mermaid.

New Features and Functionality

MM-1502: Tool to convert ZIPS from UK-CSV to Euro-CSV.

Some of our European users wanted to access the contents of the raw ZIP files that the Mermaid simulator kicks out (details here). Unforunately because Mermaid works in UK/US CSV format, it’s not easy to open these CSVs in Excel when running in a European culture. Read more >

Vessel Utilisation – Part 5: The analysis of results outside Mermaid

Introduction

In the last part we looked at how we can use Mermaid outputs to perform a bespoke analysis and discussed the process of writing a script to extract additional information.  This example is reasonably simple, but the timestep by timestep nature of the results allows substantial detail to be considered.

In this post we’ll take a look at the results we generated by running this script on our cases, considering only simulations starting in June.  We’ll also consider the process we have undertaken and the impact that this type of analysis can have on the success of a project. Read more >