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The world has a disaster problem:
Billions of people endure unnecessary risk to life, loved ones, and personal property because they don’t have the information they need to prepare for extreme weather changes. All too often, the response to impending weather is reactionary and the result is tragedy. Disastrous typhoons, hurricanes, floods and periods of extreme heat have shown us that weather unpreparedness threatens the safety of millions every day. There is a clear need for more accurate forecasting to enable faster, informed decision-making in the face of weather-driven emergencies.
Our data will alter the lives of 5 billion people facing catastrophic weather events.
Industry has a data problem:
Current weather observation systems are either government run (pricey and highly regulated) or ground-based (offering poor spatial resolution). Our clients rely heavily on the acquisition of accurate, timely weather data to improve the effectiveness of their forecasting, financial modeling, and operations. Despite rapid growth in the data industry, a substantial amount of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere remain under-observed and the standard levels of accessible weather information still lag woefully behind.