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Spottitt and Meteomatics Partner to Offer High-Resolution Weather Analytics

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Meteomatics, a global leader in weather intelligence. 

Meteomatics specializes in weather data gathering, high-resolution commercial weather forecasting, and power output forecasting for wind, solar, and hydro plants. The company uses current and historical weather data from various sources worldwide, including weather models, autonomous weather drones, precipitation radar information, ocean data, and station observations.

Meteomatics has developed novel methodologies that significantly enhance the spatial and temporal resolution of weather models. By leveraging NASA high-resolution terrain and land-use models, the company achieves a spatial resolution of 90m, providing a much higher degree of accuracy than previously possible using lower-resolution models, typically 10-15 km res.

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We are excited to integrate Meteomatics’ weather forecast data into our Spottitt MF platform’s Climate Conditions Monitoring module. Our clients will now access even more accurate and up-to-date weather information, allowing them to monitor rapidly changing weather and climate conditions around their critical infrastructure.

Spottitt CEO and co-founder Lucy Kennedy: “Spottitt clients are looking to get a complete and detailed picture of the past, present and future risks in and around their assets, in these days of climate change that very much includes weather. Being able to take this data down to 90m resolution thanks to our partnership with Meteomatics is very exciting”.

Meteomatics CEO and founder Dr. Martin Fengler: Integrating ultra-high-resolution weather data into Spottitt MF represents a powerful combination of cutting-edge weather modeling and sophisticated analytical tools. Meteomatics is excited about how this will empower users of the platform with accurate, asset-specific weather analysis, helping to quantify and mitigate against increasing weather risks”.

Spottitt and Meteomatics both have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for clients.

For instance, Spottitt helped Scottish Power Energy Networks update and provide detailed severe weather maps, while Meteomatics helped Toyota to optimize the energy consumption at its plants in Europe.

Combining our expertise and cutting-edge technology, we aim to provide our customers with the most reliable weather information to mitigate weather-related risks and make informed decisions.

Lucy Kennedy
Lucy Kennedy

Spottitt CEO and FIRE EO Evangelist for Infrastructure

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