Spire launches a space-powered weather insights platform for the maritime industry.

Spire Global, Inc, a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, announced the launch of its new Deep Navigation Analytics™ (DNA) Platform, a centralised, space-powered hub that delivers essential insights to maritime stakeholders through three layers: maritime weather data APIs, actionable intelligence APIs, decision support solutions and visualisations.

The platform utilises radio occultation (RO) data acquired by the Company’s fully deployed satellite constellation and its proprietary weather forecasting model, which assimilates RO data to generate 15-day global weather forecasts, ensuring that users have access to the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available.

“With unparalleled global weather coverage from space, particularly in under-observed areas like the open oceans and other remote regions, the launch of Spire’s Deep Navigation Analytics™ Platform, provides the maritime world with one suite to facilitate a broad range of maritime use cases,” said Mike Eilts, General Manager of Weather and Earth Intelligence, Spire.

The company’s platform enables quick and easy access to highly accurate maritime weather information via reliable APIs that sync with its other global datasets, including global maritime AIS positional data, vessel characteristics and port events, to provide a holistic view of the seas. A recent study by Spire in collaboration with a customer projected approximately $11 billion annual global savings in fuel costs and a reduction of 57 million tonnes of carbon emissions by vessels that optimise their voyages to avoid unfavourably windy conditions.

Spire’s multi-objective routing algorithm, powered by a partnership with a leading maritime tech company, Theyr, generates recommended vessel route options based on vessel-specific constraints and the desired outcome. Unlike other existing traditional weather routing algorithms, Spire’s actionable intelligence for voyage optimisation can deliver multiple insights within a single calculation to help maritime stakeholders reduce fuel consumption, minimise emissions, and enhance safety.

The DNA platform can empower decision makers by offering a holistic view of global fleet positional data while visualising current weather conditions within ShipView™, an online dashboard built for the maritime industry. ShipView provides real-time tracking of fleet performance, validation of conditions impacting vessels, and monitoring of rapidly evolving weather forecasts that can keep crews, cargo, and vessels out of harm’s way.

Ocean shipping accounts for 80 to 90% of global trade and is estimated to hit roughly $25 trillion in 2022. Governments, the 800 container ports, shipping companies and fleet operation managers and solution providers can leverage the DNA platform to receive the operational intelligence needed to increase profitability, reduce emissions, and maximise crew safety.

The introduction of the Deep Navigation Analytic Platform follows the November 2022 launch of Spire’s dark shipping detection solution.