Providing environmental guidance through science: MetOcean Solutions
MetOcean Solutions are an innovative team of scientists offering high quality environmental data, weather forecasting and numerical modelling services to the offshore oil and gas and maritime industries. The Managing Director, Dr Peter McComb, is an oil and gas industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience. The science team analyse the historical ocean weather and wave conditions for any location on Earth, and produce very specific guidance for all aspects of offshore operations, such as expected extreme weather conditions, downtime and waiting-on-weather scenarios, oil spill trajectory and dispersal of drill cuttings.
The company’s high-resolution forecasting capability provides invaluable information to inform response strategies and operational requirements in emergency situations and was put to good use by Maritime New Zealand in the Rena grounding incident. The innovative environment of MetOcean Solutions attracts talented scientists from round the world to their offices in New Plymouth and Raglan. The team of 24 leverages the latest developments in science and technology to provide a world-class R&D facility that is focused on solving real-world problems for ocean-based industries.
In 2013, MetOcean Solutions extended its services and global reach through a partnership with the New Zealand Meteorological Service, who are now a 49% shareholder in the company. The combined expertise in meteorology and oceanography is now exporting a new generation of powerful weather intelligence to the world.