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Joint Webinar "Tropical Cyclone Forecast - Season 2022" by StormGeo

Typhoon season in the West Pacific has started with the first typhoon Malakas followed by tropical storm Megi in April. What is the forecast for this 2022 seasons? How would the ongoing La Niña conditions affect the number of storms, their tracks and intensity? Across to the Atlantic, what is the story behind the predicted above average hurricane number? For vessels sailing in these basins with active storms, what would be some routing strategies in mitigating the risk?


The presenter is Michael Krch –
Michael has over 20 years of experience in meteorological operations including maritime transport risk management and route analysis. He joined StormGeo in 2008 and has led the weather route analyst team to provide analytical support to a fleet of over 5,000 commercial vessels. In 2021, he was promoted as Asia Pacific Operations Manager. Before joining StormGeo, he served as captain – officer in charge of a Combat Weather Team in United States Air Force for 6 years.


The topic of how shore-based routing service may assist vessels to avoid encountering severe weather, causing dangerous vessel motions and potential cargo loss will also be discussed.

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