Guide to marine meteorological services. 2018 edition.
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Weather information has always been vital for the safety and efficient operation of marine industries, particularly transport and fishing. Early in the twentieth century, wireless telegraphy allowed regular communication between ship and shore, and weather broadcasts to shipping began. The first International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS Convention) called for all shipping lanes and fishing grounds to be covered with weather information broadcast by radio; governments agreed to share responsibilities for these broadcasts. The International Maritime Organization (IMO)/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS) provides uniform coverage of forecasts and warnings to ships traversing the oceans. The IMO Polar Code provides additional guidance on the provision of suitable marine meteorological and sea-ice services to support safe shipping in polar waters.The availability of marine forecasts and warnings to mariners in coastal waters is vitally import.....
PublisherWorld Meteorological Organization
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeGuide
CitationWorld Meteorological Organization (2018) Guide to marine meteorological services. 2018 edition. Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization, 69pp. (WMO-No. 471). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-688
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