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The Suez Canal: avoiding future crisis with weather observation data
10th May 2021

The Suez Canal: avoiding future crisis with weather observation data

In late March, the Ever Given, a cargo ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal made global news. The 1,400-foot-long cargo ship became jammed...

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Supercomputing leap in weather and climate forecasting
30th April 2021

Supercomputing leap in weather and climate forecasting

Met Office and Microsoft join forces to build world’s most powerful weather and climate forecasting supercomputer in UK. The Met...

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ECOWAS commits to Hydromet services
27th April 2021

ECOWAS commits to Hydromet services

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has declared its commitment to support the development of sustainable and reliable...

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Lightning density maps for every country in the world
26th April 2021

Lightning density maps for every country in the world

April 20th, 2021: Vaisala has published some of the insights their data has provided about lightning around the globe with their...

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WMO - climate change indicators and impacts worsened in 2020
22nd April 2021

WMO - climate change indicators and impacts worsened in 2020

Extreme weather combined with COVID-19 in a double blow for millions of people in 2020. However, the pandemic-related economic slowdown...

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LDCs welcome Systematic Observations Financing Facility
19th April 2021

LDCs welcome Systematic Observations Financing Facility

The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group has welcomed the proposed creation of the Systematic Observation Financing Facility (SOFF) to...

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Baron appoints Jon Tarleton VP of international sales efforts
16th April 2021

Baron appoints Jon Tarleton VP of international sales efforts

Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jon Tarleton as the new Vice President of...

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Vaisala equipment in action on Mars NASA mission
15th April 2021

Vaisala equipment in action on Mars NASA mission

NASA’s Perseverance rover has now spent its first months on the surface of Mars. The testing and deployment phase is proceeding well,...

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Leonardo announces new contract wins
8th April 2021

Leonardo announces new contract wins

Leonardo, through its subsidiary LEONARDO Germany GmbH, has recently seen its meteorological business go from strength to strength with a...

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ClimSA climate services programme launched
7th April 2021

ClimSA climate services programme launched

Over 160 participants from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions and Europe gathered online on 30 March to take part in the official...

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OMS launches next-gen weather observation satellites
1st April 2021

OMS launches next-gen weather observation satellites

On 30 March Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), a leader in advanced instrumentation for earth observation, unveiled the capabilities of its...

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NOAA upgrades flagship U.S. global weather model
24th March 2021

NOAA upgrades flagship U.S. global weather model

Model improvements will enhance forecasts for a wide range of weather. For the first time, the GFS will be coupled with a global wave model...

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Jumping into the private sector

Free webinar - recording now available on demand

The latest webinar in our series on the business opportunities of extreme weather & climate change focuses on the challenges - and opportunities - facing people who have left the public and academic sectors to set up a weather business.

In particular, we'll investigate those challenges associated with raising funds, developing a strong product/service offering, building a management team, recruitment of key people, and, of course, identifying and understanding your customers and what it is they actually need.

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Lunar Gateway instruments to improve weather forecasting for Artemis astronauts

One of the first things people want to know before taking a trip is what the weather will be like wherever they are headed.

For Artemis astronauts travelling on missions to the Moon, two space weather instrument suites, NASA’s HERMES and ESA’s ERSA, will provide an early forecast. Weather in this case means energized, subatomic particles and electromagnetic fields hurtling through the solar system.

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