TRIM has led the Austrian Sailing Federation Weather Project for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The main goal of the project was develop a decision support tool for helping sailors to take strategic decisions during the Olympic races. The system developed allow to integrate data from several sources (numerical weather prediction models, on-site measurements, observation from sailors and coaches, aerial photos) in order to study and derive the main wind and current patterns that represent the dynamic of the wind and current flows into the Guanabara Bay.
Moreover a methodology that uses cartography and mapping tools has been adapted to the sailing requirements to present daily analyses and results in a easy to understand way that help sailors in building confidence in well-known patterns and therefore in making more aware decisions during Olympic Games races.
Finally, TriM has led daily in-situ forecasting briefing and debriefing in which weather forecasting bulletins have been provided and discussed with coaches and athletes in order to improve the quality of training.