The Imperative for Increasing Real Time Vertical Atmospheric Measurements To Enable the Transportation Automation Era

The importance of the Weather Enterprise’s drive to improve forecast precision and accuracy to support a Weather Ready Nation grows more critical every day.

Society’s vulnerability to environmental events is increasing with more frequent and severe weather events that threaten lives and property; growing urban and suburban populations that require greater[…]

What Drives Efficiency at Ports?

This week, TruWeather Solutions attended the American Association of Port Authorities Convention in Miami, Fl.  Bethann Rooney, Assistant Director, Port Commence Department, The Port Authority of New York and Steve Cernak, Chief Executive/Port Director at Port Everglades, articulated thought-provoking case studies during the session, “Enhance Efficiency[…]

Micro-Weather Data Fusion Can Accelerate Fielding of Autonomous Transportation Systems

This week the Unmanned Systems Institute Conference on unmanned aerial vehicles, and semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles was held in San Diego, CA.  The conference was more akin to a workshop, where industry technologists with car and unmanned aerial vehicle equipment manufacturers and sensor manufacturers; guidance and communications systems experts;[…]

Are Human Forecasters still needed?

If those who see the impending demise of weather forecasters (ARSTechnica Article Link ) talk with operational meteorologists--folks who have the immense responsibility to produce warnings and forecasts in real time--the general consensus would likely be that until automated forecasts are able to forecast the weather that matters most to protect life[…]

A Visit to Capitol Hill

Last week, we accompanied the American Meteorological Society (AMS) on a visit to Capitol Hill for the AMS Congressional Visit Day (CVD).  The program was run by the staff at the AMS Policy Program Office, led by Ya'el Seid-Green.

The goals of CVDs are to:

  • Help AMS members learn about Congress;
  • Build relationships between our community and the Hill; and
  • […]

Risky Marine Business—What is the true cost of Weather and Water disruption?

There have been a series of recent tragedies within the marine industry, including the El Faro Sinking off the Bahamas and a near-tragedy, the Royal Caribbean Cruise.  Weather and water science and technology has advanced significantly in the last 10 years, and yet we are still seeing an unsettling number of port and maritime incidents despite having[…]

The IBM and Weather Company Deal--Watson Possibilities Are Enormous, If...

It is only a matter of time before the fusion of weather, big data technologies and life and business applications go mainstream and change the way people and businesses view weather and water data, and experience the force-multiplying effects it will have on improving life and weather sensitive business decisions.

Some of us have seen this day coming for[…]