Offshore / Access
The Iridium GO was introduced into the market in 2014 and has been a game changer for offshore sailors. Directly downloading weather data via a satellite connection, using either the GO or some other satellite device, has become the preferred method for sailors to obtain weather data while offshore.
The LuckGrib Offshore Data service supports a variety of connections:
Directly downloading weather data, through a satellite or slow cell phone connection, from the LuckGrib server cluster is described in more detail in a separate article.