The reduced order model at the heart of the APS Environmental and Ship Motion Forecasting system must retain the accuracy of a higher fidelity seakeeping code while simultaneously meeting computational speed required to provide motion forecasts minutes into the future for two or more ships operating in close proximity. We describe the mathematical formulation of the reduced order model and efficient modeling techniques to construct databases of wave force Response Amplitude Operators and Impulse Response Functions before presenting comparisons between the reduced order model, a higher fidelity seakeeping code called AEGIR, and experimental data for the R/V Melville and two multi-ship configurations.

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