WRI's Dolphin Fleet Management Website is an interactive web-based program designed to monitor weather and oceanographic
conditions that will impact the transits of your fleet. Dolphin is available 24/7 from any device with Internet connection,
with your fleet positions dead-reckoned on all forecast maps extending out beyond 7 days. In addition to weather charts
and oceanographic data, Dolphin also allows you to monitor the performance and efficiency of your fleet. Speed/consumption
analysis reports, efficiency/emissions reports, and much more are summarized in the administrative section.
Dolphin is continuously updated with the latest data, with no "extra" hardware or software required. Both your land-based staff
and the ship's crew can view the same data, which allows for improved communication and decision making, ensuring safe and efficient
transits. Global computer model and WRI high-resolution data is available.
Weather Forecast Charts with vessels dead-reckoned on maps are available for all
ocean basins with "zoom" ability for higher resolution data. Available forecast
fields include, but are not limited to:
WRI's Tropical Tracker on Dolphin allows your vessels and operations team to monitor all Tropical activity around the world.
Detailed analysis, charts, and discussions on all active and WRI-classified Tropical Cyclones are continuously updated and available.
Your vessels are dead-reckoned on all charts, with high resolution forecast data provided. Tropical Tracker helps keep your vessels safe
and well informed of any potential Tropical Threats.
Tropical Tracker Includes
WRI analysis of all tropical ocean basins.
Detailed discussion, track, intensity of any active Tropical Cyclone.
Track, intensity, discussion of any WRI pre-classified Tropical Lows.
WRI's Dolphin Voyage Planner (DVP) is an interactive software package available on
WRI's Dolphin website (www.wriDolphin.com).
DVP allows vessels or land-based staff to
enter multiple routing options, speeds or consumptions using an interactive platform and
display. Using latest weather forecast and ocean current data, DVP can assist your fleet and
operations to plan out the safest, fastest and/or most efficient transits, saving time and money.
Route requests can then be submitted to WRI's operations for expert analysis and
detailed route/weather advisories as required.
There are many reasons for using DVP:
High-resolution forecast data available out to 3 days, with long range guidance extending out beyond 7 days.
Easy to use and interactive software package from any computer or mobile device with internet access.
High-resolution ocean-current data with 1/12th of a degree resolution. This 05nm resolution enables better routing decisions
for both short and long voyages by taking advantage of best currents.
Routing options are available for ALL transits – even short voyages. Utilizing high-resolution ocean current and wind/sea data
with "minor" changes in waypoints can save time and bunker costs.
Transparent routing decisions can be routinely achieved, as both vessel crew and land-based operations are viewing the same calculations and various options.
Easy comparison of route options with various waypoints, speeds, consumptions, and overlays of weather/current and other real-time data
will guide the vessel or operations team to the most efficient transit. Compare ECO or normal speed, speeds for timed arrival, delayed departure
Support available from WRI's Marine Meteorologists: Despite all of the advancements in computer-generated weather guidance, model data
for important decisions is best analyzed by an experienced meteorologist. WRI's forecast tools include our proprietary "in-house" models
which are used to analyze developing weather patterns, keeping your vessels on the safest and most efficient routes. We recommend
receiving a detailed forecast/route recommendation for any sensitive transits or for any tropical/heavy weather threat.
Dolphin Voyage Planner (DVP) is an invaluable tool for easy and efficient voyage planning. Saving miles, avoiding heavy weather,
maximizing currents and calculating the best speed/consumption for your transit can lower
your operating costs with Voyage Optimization.
Voyage Planner Includes
Routing Options can be entered for each voyage with voyage details:
Route/Waypoints (WRI pre-made route, Add/Submit
new waypoints or "click and drap" on map)
Daily Bunker/Fuel Consumption
Add actual position
ETD and/or ETA
Summary Optimization Table showing your Route Options all plotted on interactive map:
Total Calculated bunker/fuel and cost
Overlay “real-time” and forecast parameters on interactive route map:
"On demand" Port Forecasts can also be accessed on Dolphin for over 6,000 ports world wide. Port Forecasts include tabular and graphical forecasts
of winds, seas, visibility, precipitation, tropical threats, temperature, and more! Data is provided for both the port itself and the associated
pilot station. Stay informed of any adverse conditions impacting your port operations with continuously updated Port Forecasts on Dolphin
The Administrative section on Dolphin allows our clients to view various reports and summaries regarding the safety, performance,
and efficiency of their fleet. These reports are continuously updated with the latest data, allowing your operations team to
closely monitor any "problem" vessels or transits.
Reports and Summaries on Dolphin include:
Archive of forecasts/communication between WRI and the vessel.