MetOcean Solutions has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards. The nomination is for the company’s open source library for processing ocean wave data, released earlier this year (more information here).
"We are very proud to be nominated for this Award," says Dr Brett Beamsley, General Manager MetOcean. “We leverage from open source initiatives in our daily operations. It is great to contribute back to the scientific community, strengthening ocean scientists collaboration.”
“Our Wavespectra library is a powerful collection of tools which was created through the collaborative efforts of our science team, following their years of dealing with ocean wave spectral data.”
The Open Source Awards recognises outstanding work done with free and open source software and the artistic, scientific and social outcomes it delivers in New Zealand. The 2018 awards will look at the successes over the last two years.
MetOcean Solutions’ Wavespectra library is one of four finalists in the ‘Open Source use in Science’ category.
Senior Physical Oceanographer Dr Rafael Guedes says Wavespectra is a library for dealing with multi-dimensional ocean wave spectra data with the code focused on speed and efficiency for large spectral datasets, and is of value to scientists, students and consultants.
“It provides several methods for assimilating and processing wave spectra into simplified statistical wave parameters. By making this library freely available, we recognise the value of open sourcing, encouraging researchers to become involved, further develop and improve the code.”
The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards will be announced on 23rd October 2018.
Read more about the nomination on the New Zealand Open Source Awards website.
MetOcean Solutions is a division of state-owned enterprise, Meteorological Service of New Zealand (MetService). MetService is New Zealand’s national weather authority, providing comprehensive weather information services, to help protect the safety and well-being of New Zealanders and the economy.