Blog from November, 2014

Using Historical Weather Data to Improve Forecasts

The newspaper “St. Galler Tagblatt” published an article about a study by the British meteorological service Met Office about improving weather forecasts. The article describes how Met Office used historical data in their research in order to make forecasts for winter weather up to four months in advance.

Long and continuous series of weather measurements are a valuable asset not only for meteorological studies, but also site evaluation, or power production estimates.   

Together with the ECMWF Reanalysis Project ERA-Interim, we can offer you these time series for any coordinate worldwide. The time series are delivered to you in a common data format with a small memory footprint. 

Not convinced yet? Take a look at our Meteomatics WeatherShop

Meteodrones at the Swiss Drone Day

On November 18th, 2014, Meteomatics will present the Metedrones at the 2nd Swiss Drone Day in Bern. During this exclusive event with only 50 invited guests, the project and the results of the test flights will be presented.


DW2014 in Zurich

Dr. Martin Fengler (CEO of Meteomatics) is going to give a talk about weather data in industry at the largest conference in Switzerland on business intelligence and dataware houses. Demonstrating specific examples from Renewables Energies, retail and logistics he sketches the underlying challenges and points out solutions to each of them. These solutions help to understand the weather risk at the customers' own businesses, help to manage them and even to gain an advantage against over the competitors. [more]

CTI supports Meteodrone

Good news from Bern: The Commission of Technology and Innovation supports the Meteodrone project. As per statement today CTI funds a research study together with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Together with the experts from its aviation and UAV department, different components of the Meteodrone will be deeply analyzed and be further improved.


Talk on Meteodrones at the ETH Zürich

During the last three years, Meteomatics built the concept for the Meteodrones together with the MeteoSchweiz and the Federal Office for Civil Aviation. In July 2014 the first test flights up to an altitude of 1.5km could be made. During these over 100 test flights the temperature, moisture, air pressure, wind speed and wind direction were recorded as vertical profiles. In this talk Martin Fengler, CEO of Meteomatics, will present the project and results of the test flights.

Program as PDF (german)