PredictWind Help Center

How to get GRIB files

The best way to get GRIB files is using the Offshore App direct download feature. You can get GRIB files on a standard Internet connection, an Iridium GO, Globalstar device, or if you have another Satellite device with an Optimizer.

If you do not have an Iridium GO, or an Optimizer you can use the email request feature. This feature requires more steps and is far more time consuming compared to a direct download.

To get data via a Satellite connection with either a direct download or email request you will need a minimum of the PredictWind Standard Package. SSB/Pactor Modem users can use the email request feature.

We also recommend users use the Weather Routing feature in the Offshore App for receiving more detailed and accurate forecast data that is a fraction of the file size. A Weather Routing file is only 6KB (a fraction of the GRIB file size) and contains wind, swell and ocean current forecast data for the route. Ocean currents are only in the Professional package.