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BonVoyage System (BVS) Workshop

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BonVoyage System (BVS) Workshop


StormGeo Office / Zoom


Feb 3­­Jun 21, 2022

BonVoyage System Workshop

StormGeo’s BonVoyage System (BVS) is one of the most commonly used optimization software in the shipping industry, installed on more than 6 000 vessels worldwide. This workshop will teach BVS users the system’s most advanced features and functions. Focusing on the various route optimization techniques, the methods we follow to calculate the optimum route, and how we can communicate with our office via the platform s-Insight, the attendees will be amazed at how this powerful program can work for them.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to set up a new weather data request
  • The role of the forecast resolution
  • To select or not select all the parameters
  • How often you should get the weather updates

Wx Thresholds

  • The difference between yellow and red thresholdsThe difference between yellow and red
  • thresholds• The importance of specifying the wx thresholds before the optimization process

Step-by-Step Optimization Process

  • Adding waypoints between departure and destination
  • Avoiding the limitation of the BVS freedom to optimize your route
  • BVS optimization methods and their differences
  • How to compare two or more alternative routes
  • How to transfer your route to ECDIS
  • How often the optimization process should be repeated after departure

BVS and s-Insight

  • An introduction to the s-Insight platform
  • How to send your route to StormGeo, and why this is important for your operations department

s-Planner, the next generation of BVS

Available schedules

Date Location Timeslot 1 Timeslot 2
Oct 11, 2022 StormGeo office 10:00 - 13:00 15:00 - 18:00
Nov 09, 2022 Zoom  10:00 - 12:00  
Dec 13, 2022 StormGeo office 10:00 - 13:00 15:00 - 18:00
Jan 11, 2023 Zoom  10:00 - 12:00  
Feb 14, 2023 StormGeo office 10:00 - 13:00 15:00 - 18:00
Mar 15, 2023 Zoom  10:00 - 12:00  
Apr 04, 2023 StormGeo office 10:00 - 13:00 15:00 - 18:00
May 03, 2023 Zoom 10:00 - 12:00  
Jun 15, 2023 StormGeo office 10:00 - 13:00 15:00 - 18:00

We only have room for 10 participants at our physical workshops at the StormGeo office at Kanari 8 & Chatzikiriakou, 185 38, Piraeus, Greece (Map).

About the Workshop Leads
Nikos Mazarakis LD

Dr. Nikos Mazarakis

Dr. Nikos Mazarakis is a Professor of Marine Meteorology. He studied Physics and Meteorology at the University of Athens and Patras. He was an associated researcher at the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens for more than 15 years. He also taught Marine Meteorology for more than 7 years in the School of Training Merchant Marine Officers Piraeus (KESEN).

Today, Dr. Mazarakis is the General Office Manager of the StormGeo Greece.

Katerina Drachaliva LD

Ms. Katerina Drachaliva

Katerina Drachaliva has been employed by StormGeo since January 2021 as a Client Relations and Office Manager. She holds a BSc in Physics and a MSc in Meteorology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is experienced in conducting workshops and trainings in the context of her previous professional background as a European project coordinator. She also participated and contributed to organizing various scientific conferences in the fields of meteorology and climatology.