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Early Warning, Response & Recovery

Working in partnership to drive global awareness of hazardous and impactful weather

Presentation given at InterMET Asia 28 March 2019


Organizations are collecting more weather data than ever before, helping governments, communities, businesses, and personal decision makers better understand and manage the risks associated with extreme weather. One of the first NOAA Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, AccuWeather is actively working to help make people of all nations "weather-ready" through international engagement and collaboration with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) and other data providers to mitigate loss from natural disasters.

AccuWeather actively partners with these organizations to disseminate critical official government weather warnings to a large global audience quickly and accurately while maintaining and strengthening the single authoritative voice for weather warnings in each country. Best practices and innovative trends related to the supply of weather warning information from NMHS will be discussed, as well as ideas about how the meteorological community can work together to further save lives globally and mitigate losses from extreme weather.

Warning, Response & Recovery session chaired by Dr. Senaka Basnayake, Director - Climate Resilience, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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Matthew Alto - Manager, Global Data Partnerships, AccuWeather

Matthew Alto

Matthew Alto

Manager, Global Data Partnerships, AccuWeather

Matt Alto is the Manager, Global Data Partnerships at AccuWeather. As an important member of the Core Weather Content team, Matt leads AccuWeather’s collaborations with the world’s leading government meteorological and hydrometeorological services, academic institutions, and other key data and technology providers globally to acquire top-tier weather content and technologies to be integrated into AccuWeather’s products and services. Matt is passionate about assisting government meteorological hydrometeorological service partners with disseminating their critical weather alerts quickly and accurately to reach their citizens and a larger global audience in new and unique ways. It is important to Matt that people from around the world can prepare and remain safe from hazardous and impactful weather by receiving lifesaving weather information from their official government source.

Matt began his career at AccuWeather in the summer of 2010 as a forecasting intern. He joined AccuWeather full-time in 2011 after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with an emphasis in forecasting and communications. In his early career at AccuWeather, Matt served as a member of the Forecasting Department where he forecasted the weather across the United States and the world.

Matt is an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA). He currently serves as the Chair of the NWA Membership & Marketing Committee. 

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