WeatherNet 5 launches with optimal routing

(SEATTLE) — OCENS has released Version 5 of its premier weather and ocean service, WeatherNet. Version 5 offers polar and optimal route generation, streamlined access to some of the highest resolution and most unique weather data on the planet, and the addition of global subsurface temperature, thermocline and mixed layer depth products. 

Version 5 is an advancement in the product’s extensive history. The addition of optimal routing to the suite of offshore accessible products lets those users efficiently obtain and update these routes over any satellite connections as the weather picture around and ahead of them changes. More information is available online at

WeatherNet 5 also launches with refinements to its Wizard pages, which expedite access to the high resolution NAM, RAP and HRRR weather models (offering up to 30 data points per degree); NOAA NDFD wind and wave content, lightning data and ASCAT satellite wind scatterometry. WeatherNet remains the only source for several of these products for the at-sea user. Additional information is available at

WeatherNet 5 launches at the same time as OCENS' GRIB Explorer 9 (GE9 PC). GE9 adds tools for the layering of WeatherNet routes on weather and ocean data gribs and animations.

WeatherNet 5 is compatible with Windows and Mac computers. It is built to work with satellite connections provided by the Iridium 95xx, the Iridium GO, Globalstar 1600 and 1700, and Isatphone 1 and 2 handheld phones. It also worksover network and WiFi connections as well as broadband FleetOne, FleetBroadband, BGAN, OpenPort and others. WeatherNet 5 is fully compatible with OCENS’ Sidekick satellite WiFi router.

By Professional Mariner Staff