Current Sea API


Online current and biofouling prediction database

Optimise vessel fuel use and lower consumption by up to 5% with easy access to current and biofouling data.

Current Sea API

Vessel speed and extensive marine biofouling are two reasons for high fuel expenses. With fuel accounting for up to 50% of marine transportation costs, it’s no wonder shipping companies are finding ways to not only avoid zones with strong counter currents, but also accurately predict the extent of biofouling on their vessels.

Current Sea API helps optimise fuel use 24/7 by providing subscription-based access to high- quality ocean current data up to five days in advance—and thus identify the most optimal vessel routes. The revolutionary Current Sea Biofouling API also smartly estimates biofouling based on a ship’s position as well characteristics such as paint, speed, temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, depth and the biofouling already present.

Reduce fuel consumption

Optimise route planning to reduce fuel and operational costs with easy access to hourly global current data, thanks to the integration of satellite measurements and the best hydrodynamic models in the world.

Predict biofouling on vessel hulls

Keep biofouling at a minimum with our biofouling service which can predict the extent of biofouling on ships, so you know when to schedule diver inspections and hull cleaning.

Access data 24/7

Get access to Current Sea API’s high-quality current data and biofouling predictions at any time, wherever you are.

Save up to 5% on fuel consumption costs

In a recent project funded by the European Space Agency, researchers proved that a 5% reduction in fuel use is possible with Current Sea API. Experience these results for yourself!

Key application areas

Rely on Current Sea API to:
  • Optimise route planning
  • Plan accurate arrival times at ports
  • Predict the extent of biofouling on ship hulls
  • Plan diver inspections and hull cleaning services

DS Norden uses DHI Current Sea API. After having tried other providers, it is our clear perception that we get current data of very high quality from DHI. The regionally high resolution and the fact that the tidal component of the ocean currents is included are important factors for us. The API concept is used to extract current data at positions along the vessels routes. Since we operate globally and not on predefined routes, the API concept fits our needs perfectly. We are also users of DHI’s Current Sea Biofouling API; the advanced fouling growth models creates values as input to our own decision support systems.

Peter Sinding, Head of Fuel Efficiency, DS Norden

Get started!

Accessing the data is easy. Both current data and biofouling data are delivered via a subscription to an Application Programming Interface (API) – no additional hardware or software installation is necessary.

It’s all about quality

At DHI, we have been solving complex challenges in offshore and coastal water environments worldwide since 1964 through advanced modelling and customised process control.
We answer the demands of today’s market and customers asking for fast and simple worldwide digital access to actionable data and information.
DHI has been partnering with shipping companies to discover new ways to help reduce operating expenses and meet increasing regulatory requirements.

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