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CREWS initiative mobilizes more funding
21st June 2021

CREWS initiative mobilizes more funding

The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative is mobilizing an additional US$ 28 million to deliver early warning systems...

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Vaisala’s project in Ethiopia gets go-ahead
15th June 2021

Vaisala’s project in Ethiopia gets go-ahead

Vaisala has received all the necessary approvals from Ethiopian and Finnish authorities for the weather observation and forecasting system...

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The Future of Weather and Climate Services
14th June 2021

The Future of Weather and Climate Services

WMO has held a top-level dialogue session on the future of weather and climate forecasting as part of its ongoing drive to strengthen...

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Vaisala opens new R&D and innovation center in Finland
7th June 2021

Vaisala opens new R&D and innovation center in Finland

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, has opened a new R&D and innovation center in Finland....

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Caribbean rolls out multi-hazard preparations for hurricane season
3rd June 2021

Caribbean rolls out multi-hazard preparations for hurricane season

The Caribbean is gearing up for yet another active Atlantic hurricane season, compounded by the continuing challenges and constraints of...

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Arctic assessment report shows faster rate of warming
23rd May 2021

Arctic assessment report shows faster rate of warming

New observations show that the increase in Arctic average surface temperature between 1979 and 2019 was three times higher than the global...

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Global investment in African weather forecasting critical
18th May 2021

Global investment in African weather forecasting critical

Global investment in African weather forecasting is urgently needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. African lives and...

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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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The business opportunities of detecting & monitoring climate change

NEW: first of a three part mini-series on the business opportunities of climate change

This free webinar has taken place and is now available on demand.

We will investigate the business opportunities associated with technologies used for detecting and monitoring climate change and applying the data to real-world problems.

We will also examine the potential role of citizen science and how it might also assist new business startups as well as public and academic sector initiatives to address the challenges of climate change.

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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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