Metocean Awareness Course Singapore

Organizer Name
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
Hotel Miramar, Singapore
Public event, registration required
IMarEST Member: S$2,100.00
Non-Member: S$2,310.00
Suzana Safie
+65 6478 0096
Jenny Seow
+65 9828 4561

Metocean is a discipline covering meteorology and physical oceanography, and is concerned with quantifying the impact and effect of weather and sea conditions (such as winds, waves, currents and water levels) on a wide range of activities in the offshore oil & gas and renewables. These include seismic and geotechnical surveys, drilling campaigns, new project developments, tow-out and installation of structures, operations and maintenance, and field abandonment.

Course Highlights
This is an essential course, which provided a greater understanding of Metocean and illustrated how optimum usage and application of Metocean information could benefit organisations particularly with respect to:

  • Improved safety

  • Better decision-making and planning

  • Reduced costs

Course Learning
The course format included a mixture of short presentations presented by expert speakers in this field and interactive workshop sessions including a group case study exercise. Delegates received a comprehensive course manual on attendance, which included:

  • Understanding why Metocean is important to the offshore oil & gas and renewables industries

  • Finding out about the Metocean process and how it fits in with other offshore activities

  • Exploring the key Metocean services and products

  • Learning about the key Metocean parameters, such as significant wave height, and how Metocean data is collected/obtained and archived

  • Gaining an understanding of how weather forecasts are produced

  • Seeing how Metocean conditions vary around the world

  • Appreciating the implications of climate variability and data trends

  • Learning how Metocean data is analysed to derive operational statistics such as weather downtime, and design criteria such as 100-year conditions

  • Becoming capable of engaging internal and external stakeholders about Metocean matters

  • Participating in exercises and group case studies

  • Finding out where Metocean information, advice and support can be obtained

About the Organizer

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) is the international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals operating in the spheres of marine engineering, science, or technology. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 21,000 individuals based in over 128 countries.

IMarEST is the first organisation to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is also a publisher of books, periodicals, journals and papers related to marine engineering, science and technology, and organises meetings, events and conferences related to these themes. The Institute is also home to the Guild of Benevolence of the IMarEST, which continues the work of the fund founded for the families of engineers of the Titanic.


Past Events


Inaugural MSC Maritime Digital Challenge Grand Finals Prize Presentation

Over 129 tertiary students across 35 teams took part in the inaugural MSC Maritime Digital Challenge that seeks to plug Singapore students with a passion for technology into the maritime industry.
Students from the Singapore Management University and Nanyang Polytechnic were announced as winners of the challenges posed by Eastport Maritime, Kanda and Torvald Klaveness at the Prize Presentation held on 13 November 2021.

MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021

Three challenge statements, 35 teams, 129 students and 12 finalist teams from 4 universities & 3 polytechnics. Catch behind-the-scene highlights of the MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021.

Singapore Maritime Foundation | MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021

Catch highlights of the MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021. We thank Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport Mr. Chee Hong Tat for being our Guest-of-Honour at the event.

SMF New Year Conversations 2022: Year-in-Perspective Video

The past two years of learning to live with Covid-19 has been challenging, but Maritime Singapore has remained resilient. What are the fundamental tenets that attract companies to anchor their business in Singapore and grow their operations here? And what more can be done to leverage on Singapore’s strengths to enhance its attractiveness as a global business hub for maritime companies? How will the Singapore Maritime Foundation organize its work around Connectivity, Innovation and Talent to strengthen the maritime ecosystem? Find out in this Year-in-Perspective video.

SMF New Year Conversations 2022: Opportunities Amid Disruptions

The 2022 SMF New Year Conversations that took place on 13 January 2022 was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations. Over 250 industry leaders across the breadth of maritime attended physically and virtually.
Singapore was announced to have secured the overall top spot as an international maritime centre for the fifth consecutive time in the DNV-Menon Leading Maritime Cities 2022 report.
Thank you to our industry partners for your strong support.

Mr. Lars Kastrup


Mr. Lars Kastrup is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (PIL).

Prior to joining PIL, Mr. Kastrup was CEO of NOL/APL, and subsequently assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Strategy and M&A at CMA CGM Group. A veteran in the global shipping industry with over 30 years of experience, Mr Kastrup’s other roles include Executive Vice President of Assets at CMA CGM Group heading up CMA Terminals, CMA Ships, Container Logistics as well as regional carriers such as MacAndrews, OPDR and Mercosul; as well as Vice President at AP Moller-Maersk.
Mr. Kastrup complemented his tertiary education with leadership and management training at Penn State University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Angeline Teo


Ms. Angeline Teo is the Managing Director and Head of Global Transportation and Offshore, Global Corporate Banking at OCBC Bank which focuses on the maritime, aviation, land & port ecosystems.
Ms. Teo has spent over three decades in maritime finance. Prior to OCBC, Ms. Teo was working at ING Bank, ABN Amro and DnB in Singapore focusing on maritime and offshore.
Ms. Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. John Martin


Mr. John Martin began his career in London in 1989 with Richards Hogg Lindley Average Adjusters, and qualified as a Fellow of the UK Association of Average Adjusters in 2000.
At RHL he worked in their offices in Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In 2003 he joined Gard Hong Kong, as a claims handler. Mr. Martin also worked in Gard Japan, and in 2014 he moved to Singapore to set up the Gard Singapore office.
Besides running Gard Singapore, Mr. Martin also heads the P&I and H&M claims units and is the Senior Claims Representative for Gard in Asia.

Mr. Cyril Ducau


Mr. Cyril Ducau is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte Ltd, a leading shipping company headquartered in Singapore for the past 30 years.

He is also currently the Chairman of Kenon Holdings Ltd and a member of the board of directors of Gard P&I (Bermuda) Ltd. and of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation Limited, which was established by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. He was previously Head of Business Development of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in London from 2008 to 2012 and acted as Director and Chairman of Pacific Drilling SA between 2011 and 2018.
Prior to joining Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited, Mr. Ducau was Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Ltd. in London between 2000 and 2008.
Mr. Ducau graduated from ESCP Europe Business School (Paris, Oxford, Berlin) and holds a Master of Science in business administration and a Diplom Kaufmann.