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April 16, 20204 min read

ClimaCell works with the World Bank to Leverage State-of-the-Art Weather Insights Technology

Boston, April 16, 2020Today ClimaCell, the weather technology company, is excited to announce a partnership with the World Bank and the Development Data Partnership, helping bring the world’s leading weather technology engine and software to developing countries. 

Through the  program which connects international organizations and companies, ClimaCell will make its data available across developmental sectors, joining existing partners including Facebook, Google, Uber and more who seek to expand their product reach to serve vulnerable communities. With the initial focus in Africa, ClimaCell will support efforts by the World Bank and partners to explore how big weather data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning can be harnessed to directly support COVID19 relief efforts. ClimaCell participated in a data clinic last week organized by the World Bank to share the latest thinking on the link between air quality and COVID-19 outcomes, in addition to economic impact.

 ClimaCell and the World Bank have also begun exploring use of advanced weather tools to contribute towards productive and resilient agriculture. For example, teams are evaluating how machine learning, environmental data and insights can be used to address the locust crisis currently devastating East Africa, which has already impacted more than 20 million people and calls for hundreds of millions in aid. 

“Predictive weather technology must be a part of the locust solution in East Africa, to identify at risk areas in advance before it’s too late,” said Georgina Campbell Flatter, Director of ClimaCell.org. “We cannot prevent weather events but we can predict them and share insights rapidly with those who are most vulnerable. In partnering with The World Bank proactively prepare to save and transform lives. By analyzing weather variables like rain, flood, temperature, humidity, across historic, real-time, and future forecasts we can identify which areas are most at risk.” 

About ClimaCell

With its AI-powered intelligence engine, ClimaCell automates operational decision making and action plans based on the business impact of historical, real time, and future weather. Having more than doubled its employee headcount in 2019 in addition to 7x revenue growth, ClimaCell is on an aggressive growth path towards revolutionizing the weather industry with customers including Uber, Delta, Ford, The U.S. Open, United, National Grid, and more.

Unique to the weather industry, ClimaCell fuses a proprietary big data collection and analysis platform with exclusive modeling techniques to create MicroWeather OS – an array of products that are providing clients hyper local weather data and invaluable business insights to create the best weather intelligence engine for businesses.

ClimaCell’s patented MicroWeather technology engine is powered by Weather of Things data – wireless signals, connected cars, airplanes, drones and IoT devices. This data is combined with proprietary AI-driven models to help industries such as aviation, construction, energy, on-demand, outdoor events, transportation, UAS and utilities to make better decisions that impact everything from operational efficiency to profitability, safety and the bottom line. ClimaCell recently launched a non-profit in ClimaCell.org to focus on empowering vulnerable communities with weather information. Climacell.org mobilizes capital, knowledge and partners around mission-critical projects.

For further information please contact

Mira Marcus | PR for ClimaCell

713-305-6961 | mira.marcus@climacell.co

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