Spire introduces Deep Navigation Analytics platform for maritime

Satellite data company Spire Global has announced the launch of a new Deep Navigation Analytics (DNA) Platform for the maritime sector, a centralised data hub consisting of three layers – maritime weather data APIs, actionable intelligence APIs, and decision support systems.

The platform utilises radio occultation (RO) data acquired by the company’s satellite constellation and its weather forecasting model, which assimilates RO data to generate 15-day global weather forecasts.

Spire’s platform provides access to maritime weather information via APIs that sync with its other global datasets, including global maritime AIS positional data, vessel characteristics and port events. Its multi-objective routing algorithm, powered by a partnership with Theyr, generates recommended vessel route options based on vessel-specific constraints and the desired outcome (e.g., best time charter equivalent, minimum fuel, just-in-time arrival etc).

“With unparalleled global weather coverage from space, particularly in under-observed areas like the open oceans and other remote regions, the launch of Spire’s Deep Navigation Analytics Platform provides the maritime world with one suite to facilitate a broad range of maritime use cases,” said Mike Eilts, General Manager of Weather and Earth Intelligence, Spire.

“We are partnering with leading innovative entities to co-develop cutting-edge solutions, such as the one with Theyr to provide multi-objective voyage optimisation, which no other player in the industry is currently offering.”

Spire’s DNA platform offers an overview of global fleet positional data integrated with visualisations of current weather conditions within ShipView, an online dashboard built for the maritime industry. ShipView provides real-time tracking of fleet performance and monitoring of evolving weather forecasts.

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