Presentation on theme: "TurboWin+ 2.2 Beta (May 2014) TurboWin was developed by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and endorsed by WMO for use on Voluntary."— Presentation transcript:
1 TurboWin+ 2.2 Beta (May 2014)TurboWin was developed by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and endorsed by WMO for use on Voluntary Observing Ships. TurboWin+ is their newest version.Contributing to the development of TurboWinBureau of Meteorology (Australia)Deutscher Wetterdienst (Germany)Met Office (United Kingdom)MetroFranceEnvironment CanadaU.S. National Weather Service (TurboWin+)TurboWin is the most widely used marine observing software in theVoluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program today.ESURFMAR Pub (4 August 2014)Worldwide VOS Fleet1,974 Electronic Logbook UsersTurboWin %AMVERSEAS %Other Software %
2 DIFFERENCES TurboWin+ & TurboWin 5.0 Not Available In TurboWin+Pilot charts, MeteoClassify, MetPub47 MetadataReporting Weather phenomena, drifting buoys & float deploymentAvailable In Turbowin+AMVER ReportingWeb mode (updates & obs input direct via internet) (TurboWeb)Displaying and inserting Vaisala barometer PTB330 or PTB220 dataEUCAWS (European Automatic Weather Station) interfaceOperating on Linux and Mac OSPosition check on Google map (if internet available)
3 Basic functionality testing complete. No problems noted. Focus was on basic functionality as a possible replacement to AMVERSEAS. Internet functionally still undergoing testing.OB CODING/FORMAT - test observations with AMVERSEAS 6/8/9.1 &TurboWin 5.0TRANSMISSION - & code 41IMMT - submission procedures with NCDCAMVER CODING/FORMAT - test reports conducted with USCG& code 43Basic functionality testing complete. No problems noted.INSTALLATIONEasy to installRequires JAVA 7 or higherSecurity privilegesRequires PMOs to collect Ships METADATA for installation and proper operation
4 TurboWin+ Test Platforms (11) Electronic Log Books U.S. VOS St Louis Express (WDD3825) FebPhiladelphia Express (WDC6736) MayCharleston Express (WDD6126) MayWashington Express (WDD3826) MayYorktown Express (WDD6127) MayOverseas Nikiski (WDBH) MayMAERSK Wisconsin (WKPN) JunHOS Achiever (YJVG4) Jun Remote installWest Vela (3FNX5) Jul Remote installEagle Stavanger (3FNZ5) JulOverseas Los Angeles (WABS) AugElectronic Log Books U.S. VOS04 August VesselsAMVERSEAS not IMMT compliantAMVERSEAS IMMT 5 compliantTurboWin IMMT 4 compliantTurboWin IMMT 5 compliantTurboWeb IMMT 5 compliantManual not IMMT compliantUnknown
5 Ships METADATA required for installation and proper operation TurboWin+ is VOSClim compliant
6 Ob recipient firstname.lastname@example.org Log recipient PMO addressAMVER address hard coded in software
7 TurboWin+ looks and feels much like TurboWin 5.0
8 TRANMISSION of OBSERVATION Obs by (internet): If an client, such as Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird is already installed and configured on the computer, TurboWin+ will use the client automatically. An will open up with the BBXX message in the body of the , addressed toObs to file: Saves the observation on the appropriate media (Floppy Disk – USB Thumb drive – SD Card- Hard Drive) for transfer to the Sat-C terminal.Obs to clipboard: Copies the BBXX message to the Clipboard.
9 International Marine Meteorological Tape (IMMT) TurboWin+ observations are archived in the WMO IMMT- 5 format. They are appended sequentially into the IMMT file similar in the way to the AMVERSEAS Archive file scheme, but augmented with extra groups containing additional observational parameters, quality control checks, and specific ship characteristics.PMOs are required to send IMMT files to NCDC on a quarterly basis by the 15th of Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec. This gives NCDC proper time to collate all IMMT files for submission to the (GCC) in the UK and Germany for global marine climatological data exchanges on a quarterly basis.TurboWin + & 5.0IMMT Naming Convention: LogbookVersion_ShipName_CallSign_MM_YYYY.txtTW+2.2_ST LOUIS EXPRESS_WDD3825_03_2014.txtfile to NCDCIMMT-5WDC6736US A Sulin;DAS;Capt;-;WDC6736US A Dwyer;CBD;Deck Cadet;-;WDC6736US A Buckley;MAB;2/M;-;
11 RECOMMENDATIONS FOLLOW ON ACTIONS Once TurboWin+ is formally released for operational use by E-SURFMAR, U.S. VOS formally announce TurboWin+ & 5.x as replacement for AMVERSEAS.Draft letter for Shipping Companies and Vessels announcing that AMVERSEAS software is being phased out and will be replaced with TurboWin+ or TurboWin 5.x as the Marine Weather Observing software. Offer Companies TurboWin+ & 5.x software for testing.Produce TurboWin+ CDs and printed User ManualsDevelop INMARSAT (code 41) transmission instructions for TurboWin+ & 5.xGoal should be 60% of U.S. VOS ships transitioned over to TurboWin+ or 5.x within one year, and 100% within two years.FOLLOW ON ACTIONSTest Internet capability. Develop written instructions.Test Vaisala Electronic Barometer PTB330 or PTB220 data insertion capabilityMaintain close liaison with E-SURFMAR & KNMI on all TurboWin matters and developmentsInstallation & User Manual updates / re-print as necessaryAfter all AMVERSEAS software is replaced, Special Access Code “SEAS“ should be deactivated.
12 European AWS Interface TurboWin+ 2.2Vaisala Electronic BarometerPTB330 or PTB220European AWS InterfaceSlides provided by KNMI Martin Stam