ExWaMar is dedicated to development of improved warning criteria that indicate increased risk of extreme or rogue waves, relevant for shipping and offshore industries. These criteria will be included in current operational procedure for marine structures in DNV GL as well as implemented in the forecasting system of MET Norway. Enhancing the forecast of extreme and rogue waves is of high importance for the wave forecasting services provided by MET Norway to shipping and oil companies today. In the course of this project we will also develop and improve numerical models for simulations of ocean waves on deep, intermediate and shallow water, as well as improve the description of general wave statistical properties. These are important tools for DNV GL that can be used in a number of applications in research and advisory services as well as for design and marine operations. Finally, the past and future climate will be evaluated with respect to wave spectra and statistical properties of waves, contributing to the implementation of climate change in DNV GL Rules and Standards.
Project leader: Elzbieta Maria Bitner-Gregersen
Institution: DNV AS