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Cable Retriever Awarded UK Met Office Certificate of Excellence for 2021

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

In recognition of the high standard of weather observations undertaken voluntarily at sea

Cable Retriever and her crew attained a prestigious Platinum level award, by the UK Met Office, for weather observations for the year ending 2021.

Awards are made with regard to the quality, timeliness, accuracy and quantity of observational weather data.

Last year, Cable Retriever sent 997 observations, which helped the Met Office with the following:

  • Forecasts and warnings to help ships and other offshore operators to avoid severe weather conditions at sea
  • Input to computer models that predict the future state of the atmosphere
  • Provision of meteorological information over the long term that aids our understanding of the global climate.

See more about how the UK Met Office uses this information.