StormGeo AWT BVS

BVS Workshop Athens

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BVS Workshop


Vasileos Alexandrou 12, Peristeri 121 31


Feb 21­­May 28, 2020

Attention: due to the current COVID-19 situation, some of these workshops may be cancelled or postponed.

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The BonVoyage System, a leading optimization software tool in the shipping industry, is installed on 6,000+ vessels worldwide.

In this seminar, BVS users will learn the most advanced features and functions the system has to offer. Focusing on the various route optimization techniques, we will go through how StormGeo experts calculate the optimum route and how we communicate externally via FleetDSS. Most importantly, we will review how these systems can work together for your fleet.

This is a free, 3 hour seminar especially made for Deck Officers, Masters and Operators.

Key Takeaways:

1. Set up a new weather data request

  • What is the role of the forecast’s resolution?
  • Should I select all parameters?
  • How often should I get weather updates?

2. Weather Thresholds

  • What is the difference between yellow and red thresholds?
  • How important is it to specify the wx thresholds before the optimization process?

3. Optimization process, step-by-step

  • Adding waypoints between departure and destination
  • Avoiding the limitation of the BVS freedom to optimize your route
  • What optimization methods does BVS offer and what are their differences?
  • How can I compare multiple alternative routes?
  • How can I transfer my route to ECDIS?
  • After the departure, how often should the optimization process be repeated?

4. BVS and FleetDSS

  • What is FleetDSS and how does it work?
  • How can I send my route to StormGeo and why this is important for my company’s operations department?

Register today


StormGeo's office at Vasileos Alexandrou 12, Peristeri 121 31, Greece

Nikos Mazarakis LDWorkshop Lead: Nikos Mazarakis, PhD

Dr. Nikos Mazarakis is a Professor of Marine Meteorology. He studied Physics and Meteorology at the University of Athens and Patras, and is an associated researcher at the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens.

Dr. Mazarakis is also an instructor of Modern Marine Meteorology Seminars and was a trainer at the Academy of Merchant Marine Officers (Piraeus) for more than six years.

He has held long-term cooperations with various media (TV, radio and newspapers) as a meteorologist. His experience in teaching marine meteorology extends to more than 5,000 hours. Today, Dr. Mazarakis is part of the StormGeo team in Athens as technical support and client relations.

Where: Vasileos Alexandrou 12, Peristeri 121 31

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