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 v.1.2.0.15

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.

New Features

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.  Read more >

James Fisher Marine Services provides wpd Offshore Solutions GmbH with Mermaid®

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wpd to use Mermaid® to help plan its offshore operations and to understand and reduce weather risk

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, are pleased to announce that wpd Offshore Solutions GmbH have become the latest European wind farm operator to take Mermaid as its tool for assessing the weather risk on its construction and O&M activities. wpd join the likes of Vattenfall, RWE and Jan De Nul as a user of one of the most sophisticated marine operation planning tools available. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes v.1.2.0.14

The latest release of Mermaid is now available, including many small improvements. We have some larger features for you coming up that we have been working on in the background, keep your eyes peeled for these in a future release. As always we are keen to hear any feedback or ideas you may have for the future development of 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? Read more >

Mermaid at Offshore Wind Energy 2017

Mermaid is an advanced and unique software tool designed to quantify and reduce the effect of metocean conditions on all aspects of marine operations. It is unparalleled in its ability to undertake detailed modelling of complex marine tasks and vessel interactions and is an essential tool for optimising your operations, reducing risk and saving money.

Mermaid, designed by marine operators and built by software engineers, is regularly updated and improved and is actively being used by developers in Europe and China. Read more >

Mermaid Release Notes v1.2.0.12

The latest release of Mermaid is now available and we have a useful new feature with the addition of map import. As always we are keen to hear any feedback or ideas you may have for the future development of 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. Read more >