The incorporation of marine weather information into Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) has become a major issue common to international organizations such as IMO, IHO, and WMO. It is believed that this will further enhance the effectiveness of ECDIS as a tool of decision support to mariners for safe and efficient navigation. This paper first identifies essential items of marine weather information to be integrated into ECDIS. The data structure, formats, and symbology for the display and updating of weather data in ECDIS are then proposed according to related international standards. Potential use of weather data in ECDIS for route planning and monitoring is also discussed. Preliminary test by partial implementation in an ECDIS is performed to confirm the feasibility of this proposal.
"Design and Preliminary Test on the Integration of Weather Data in ECDIS for Marine Navigation,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 9:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol9/iss1/3