Sea State

Definition(s)


Sea State

Condition of the sea during a period in which its statistics remain approximately constant.

NOTE In a statistical sense the sea state does not change markedly within the period. The period during which this condition exists is usually assumed to be three hours, although it depends on the particular weather situation at any given time. [ISO 19901-1:2005, definition 3.26].

Source: ISO 19905-1:202, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Site-specific assessment of mobile offshore units – Part 1: Jack-ups. Global Standards

Source: API RP 2MET, Derivation of Metocean Design and Operating Conditions, First Edition, November 2014. Global Standards