February 7, 2022: Danish carrier A.P.Moller-Maersk has, in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service of Germany, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), installed automated weather stations (AWS) on 50 vessels.
While crossing the largest oceans, the vessels can transmit live data helping forecast weather and climate, according to an official statement from Maersk.
“All collected data is transmitted live to the National Meteorological Service of Germany, DWD, supporting their weather forecasts and climate science.”
Maersk and DWD have collaborated on the project since 2019 with the German service providing the 50 systems being installed on the vessels.
“There is no doubt that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the global community and it impacts our business as well as the societies and customers we serve and partner with to enable trade,” says Aslak Ross, Head of Marine Standards, Maersk.