J4.2 A New Global Weather Network: Changing the Face of Forecasting Models with the Power of Crowdsourcing Weather Observation Data Globally, with 400 Million Reports Coming in Daily, Already, from Asia and the US

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 10:45 AM
Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Julia LeStage, Weathermob, Inc., Boston, MA; and T. Ishibashi

Weather is all-encompassing and global. Our daily responses to the weather as human beings and businesses should be comprehensive and iterative.

Weathernews has always had a mission to continue to create new solutions and services for providing safer, more comprehensive, scientific and human weather information globally.

We would like to share our new work on a "global weather network/alliance" as we continue to pioneer and refine the weather industry for our consumers and the planet.

Weathernews has long been a global leader in cross platform usage in Asia. We use smartphone apps, mobile/home weather stations, and hyper-local weather report from people on the ground. Weathernews combines local crowdsourced observation data with official meteorological data, along with our deep technical history and expertise.

Our crowdsourced weather model is unique and proven in Japan. And, our new global social network participation and hardware weather sensor network are increasing, enormously, daily. Think of our new data like "compound weather interest;" the more data we have the more we can create.

We believe strongly at Weathernews that more weather data is better. So, we are gathering more data and creating more data. Our advanced and unique algorithms analyze these new and very diverse data sets and put them into our existing weather computer forecasting models, enabling us to deliver the most current forecasts in the world to smartphones, the web and TV.

We would like to share our crowdsoucing journey in Japan and our global mission going forward, now that we have data alliances in the US, Europe, China and Japan.

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