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Weather forecasting

Amec Foster Wheeler has developed a weather forecasting and met-ocean service line that mitigates financial and safety risk for clients whose businesses are sensitive to high impact weather events or severe ocean conditions.

Our weather centre is headquartered in St. John’s, NL with satellite forecasting offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Ottawa, Ontario. Forecasting and consulting services to industry and government clients are delivered on a 24/7 basis anywhere in the world.  Key customers include five Canadian provincial governments, oil and gas companies drilling offshore, energy companies, insurance providers, and water conservation authorities.

Our personnel, forecasting systems, weather instrumentation, and research and development, have allowed us to achieve an industry leading level of accuracy. Performance metrics are typically provided to our customers through monthly or program-summary reports.

Example Service Lines

Significant resources are committed to continuous improvement of met-ocean service lines and professional staff development. Examples of continuously improving and high end services include: 

  • Air quality forecasting and modeling
  • Climate change studies
  • Database management and web design and development 
  • Deep and shallow water coastal sea state modelling using WWIII and SWAN
  • Energy demand forecasting
  • Extended range forecasting
  • Extreme value analysis
  • Heavy lift and construction support met-ocean services
  • Marine weather and sea-state forecasting
  • Meteorological monitoring and data management, and sensor solutions
  • Mobile and desktop weather applications and geospatial weather product delivery
  • Ice/iceberg modeling and management
  • Project specific atmospheric modeling using the Weather and Research Forecast model
  • Road Weather Information Systems
  • Road weather applications such as thermal mapping, night icing potential, and maintenance decision support systems
  • Sediment and dispersion modeling
  • Severe weather forecasting (thunderstorms, hail, hurricanes, etc.)
  • Soil temperature and moisture modeling for spring load restriction
    applications
  • Storm surge and tsunami modeling 

<ul><li>Exxon Mobil </li><li>Husky Oil </li><li style="">Statoil</li><li style="">Nalcor Energy</li><li style="">Worley Parsons</li><li style="">Kiewit-Kvaerner<br style="" /></li><li>Toronto Dominion Insurance<br /></li><li>Government of Newfoundland and Labrador </li><li>Government of Ontario </li><li>Government of New Brunswick </li><li>Government of Nova Scotia </li><li>Government of Prince Edward Island </li><li>Government of Manitoba<br /></li><li style="">County of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry<br /></li><li>Chevron Canada </li><li>ElectroMagnetic GeoService (EMGS) </li><li>ConocoPhillips </li><li>EnCana </li><li>BHP Billiton </li><li>Newfoundland Broadcasting Company (NTV) </li><li>Region of Peel, ON </li><li>City of Barrie, ON </li><li>City of St. John’s, NL </li><li>City of Hamilton, ON </li><li>Independent Electrical System Operator of Ontario <br /><br /></li></ul>

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