I-Sail Wind Charts - Commercial
International Commercial Ports want to operate safely. When wind rises to high speeds this may not be obvious. Vessels might come in trouble or the Port might even be closed. Especially as Container Vessels become larger (even up to a length of 400 m, MSC Oscar).
A simple misunderstanding might cause catastrophic accidents. For example the Sea Land Meteor that grounded in March 2015.
For this reason Ports want to know exactly the behavior of the wind. Not only the overall average wind but in detail the wind everywhere locally in the harbor.
Until now this is only done with wind sensors on the shore. Sometimes this has been input for calibration of Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models.
As wind behaves completely different on the water due to geography and Coriolis forces, wind should be measured dynamically on the water. If you want to know the situation on the water, you have to measure on the water.
This is the expertise of I-Sail as it has an extended experience with wind measurements for sports like (Olympic) sailing and rowing.
As an example we show you below how wind flows through the Port Of Rotterdam.