The Toisa Perseus (the ship I work on) takes part in a weather reporting project when it is in transit between locations. The weather data that they record is sent to a central point along with data from hundreds (if not thousands!) of other ships. This is used to add to forecasting accuracy, and the information is posted on the internet. One practical up shot is that, by visiting the web site you can track the position of any ship that is taking part. This is the link for the Perseus

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