Improving situational weather awareness for Vessel Traffic Services and digital maritime cluster

Ship at sea, port behind, cloudy sky
4PM Helsinki

Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. The growing vessel, equipment and cargo sizes combined with optimized port calls with tight schedules all create challenges for safe maritime operations and risk millions in damage in repair and downtime. In addition, busier coastal and port areas with varying built structures and topographical shapes can create microclimates that require more accurate insights into local weather conditions.

Traditional, general area forecasts with long time scales have never really been enough —today’s accelerating weather risks make the need for better weather data even more obvious. 

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) providers, whose job it is to safely manage vessel traffic in ports, harbors and coastal areas, today must become more proactive and informed so they can help seafarers and ports avoid weather-related problems before they happen and mitigate the effects of unavoidable events.

Join this engaging, informative webinar to learn about

  • How highly localized, real-time weather data empowers VTS providers to provide timely and actionable weather insights to merchant shipping and other marine traffic operators 
  • Proven networks available today that combine weather sensors, nowcasting, and forecasting to help you enhance safety and confidently manage weather-related risks 
  • How comprehensive weather networks help fulfill environmental monitoring guidelines set by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) 
  • Exclusive use case: Fintraffic, a national VTS provider in Finland, shows how they use digitalization and automation to enhance real-time situational awareness and highlights the role of accurate weather and environmental data in future digitalization projects 

Who should attend:
VTS providers, Vessel Traffic Management System providers and integrators, port and harbor authorities, port weather system integrators, and other port efficiency decision-makers.

If you can’t make the live time, register anyway and we will send you a link to the recording.



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Sami Ovaska

Sami Ovaska

Sami Ovaska
Sales Manager, Vaisala Maritime

Sami works as a Sales Manager for Vaisala’s Maritime segment. Sami has almost 10 years of experience in Vaisala working in different sales and application manager roles both in Maritime and other Vaisala Weather and Environment business areas. In addition, Sami has a previous background in electrical engineering, maritime navigation, and radio communication. Sami is extensively developing sales and sales channels for Vaisala Maritime segment, finding new businesses, and growing the existing ones.

Olli Soininen

Olli Soininen

Programme Manager, Fintraffic VTS

Olli Soininen has been working as a Programme Manager at Fintraffic VTS ltd since 2020. He is responsible for Fintraffic VTS's development and investment projects, project stakeholder activities and international cooperation. Soininen has more than 20 years of experience in system development, digitalization and automation. Prior to his current position, Soininen worked for more than 20 years in various positions in the Finnish Navy, where since 2004 he has been responsible for the design and development of C2 and control systems as a system development manager.

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