St. Gallen / Ottobrunn, 23rd July 2020, – The aerospace pioneer Airbus Defence and Space, and weather data expert Meteomatics have signed a cooperation agreement to help organizations across the globe make better weather-related decisions anywhere on the planet.

Under this agreement, Meteomatics will provide their customers with a real-time data feed that will include satellite-based global thunderstorm cell detection and prediction data from Airbus. The data has huge potential to inform and benefit a wide range of industries, such as agriculture, insurance, traffic management, logistics, smart cities and more.

The combination of Airbus’ unique data set (created through a global network of Weather Satellites), and Meteomatics’ expertise in delivering accurate and easy-to-use weather data, will allow many more organizations to access and benefit from the prediction of severe weather events, like thunderstorms.

Airbus will deliver its thunderstorm detection data set directly to Meteomatics, with Meteomatics making the data available to its customers worldwide through its high-performant and flexible Weather API. Meteomatics Weather API gives users access to a vast amount of weather data including; maritime, observations, historic, current, forecast and seasonal data, through a single API end point, with data returned very quickly, via a highly performant technical architecture.

Airbus and Meteomatics’ collaboration is an exciting development for the geospatial community, delivering a transformational capability that will help businesses from a wide range of industries mitigate the potential impacts of thunderstorms. Furthermore, it will enable the creation of innovative products and services by making these data sets available for reuse through an easy-to-use API.

“Meteomatics is the perfect match for us due to their powerful weather data API which includes so many ready developed machine-to-machine interfaces that customers can integrate weather data easily in a large variety of applications” said Mika Semann, Project Manager for the Airbus Defence and Space SafetyWeather project.

“The thunderstorm detection and prediction system from Airbus is a fantastic additional data source for our platform. It will certainly help our customers to make better weather-related decisions anytime and anywhere, thanks to one of its unique characteristics which is its global coverage” added Dr. Martin Fengler, Meteomatics CEO.