User Manual | Manual routing | Workflow
Position reports and weather routing.
As you progress along a passage, you will be downloading new weather
forecasts and updating your weather routing solution. There are a few ways of working
with the system to accomplish this.
The workflow that is encouraged is to follow this order:
- create a new position report for where your vessel currently is.
- edit your previous GRIB request so that its area overlaps your new
position. Use your own judgement to request an area suitable for where you
are. You want to both see forecast data for where you are heading as well
as watching what is approaching you.
- download fresh weather data. (See the Offshore Data
site for help with this.)
- update your weather routing solutions. This will be discussed in the
Combined routing section of this manual.
When you follow this workflow, the position report you create will help in the proccess
of updating the GRIB request region, giving you the context of where you are, as well
as being used by the weather routing system as the start point and time for the weather