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The Boy Who Cried Wolf, or why some publications keep predicting 'doom and gloom'

It’s that time of the year again. Or how keeps peddling the same fake news clickbait, year, after year, after year.  

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MeteoGroup to be acquired by TBG AG

MeteoGroup today announces a proposed change of ownership, following an agreement to be acquired by TBG AG, a Switzerland-based private holding company and the owner of DTN, an independent provider of decision-support solutions to the global agriculture, oil and gas and other weather-sensitive industries.

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Innovating winter road management with Big Data

At the biennial meeting of the ‘Standing International Road Weather Commission’ (SIRWEC) at the end of May, more than 150 professionals shared their knowledge, expertise, and innovations in the field of road surface forecasting. Our Professional Services and Product Marketing departments were present to show how Big Data can be used to forecast slippery road conditions.

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MeteoGroup ready for Arctic Route

Maersk has the honour of being the first shipping company to sail a container vessel through the Northeast Passage. The MeteoGroup Weather Room is ready for the Arctic Route challenge; weather data, wave data, and ice data: it’s all at our fingertips.

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Long term MeteoGroup model predicts dry September

Using MeteoGroup's statistical forecast approach (using the World Climate Service toolbox) we are now consistently getting an early lead on what the computer models output is likely to show as lead times shorten. It’s this kind of ‘early warnings’ that are extremely valuable for customers in sectors like Water Management and Energy.

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In the offshore industry, it’s all about security first

Metocean conditions affect all areas of offshore operations. Having reliable and accurate forecasting tools is essential. Accurate planning for weather-related downtime helps companies avoids unnecessary or last-minute scheduling changes. Detailed and highly accurate local forecasts of weather and metocean conditions are essential for all our offshore customers. Whether they are working in subsea construction, exploration of oil & gas, coastal engineering or salvage operations.

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International Space University looks into Weather Forecasting and the Power Industry

This summer the International Space University brought its Summer Space Studies Program to the Netherlands. Partnering with Delft Technical University, Leiden University, and ESA ESTEC, hundreds of space exploration experts visited the Netherlands to exchange knowledge with participants from around the world. One of the their projects involved looking at the relationship of between weather forecasting and the power industry. International Space University students we able to have a discussion with meteorologists from MeteoGroup.

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Can weather intelligence and open roofs help win baseball games?

Open roofs help win games. And we know through experience that our weather intelligence has helped out music festival organizers as well. At the Rogers Centre baseball stadium, the Toronto Blue Jays cannot afford dampness on the field of play. Although baseball can be, and often is, played through rain, as long as it’s not too heavy, if a stadium has a retractable roof then why not use it? The Rogers Centre has such a roof and the organization likes to keep it open whenever possible. Concessions sell better. If we look at the 2015 and 2016 seasons, then the team is more likely to win. During those two years, when the roof was open from start to end, the Blue Jays’ percentage of wins was around 70 per cent while only about 40 per cent when it was closed.

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Forecasting temperatures and the costs of simplification

Why there will always be differences between forecasted temperatures. Between forecasters and between the forecast and the actual value. If there is such a thing as a single value for a whole city or region. 

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Long term weather forecasts predicted European dry heat over six weeks in advance

As the present heat and the lack of rain impact huge parts of the European economy, many organizations all over Northern Europe are asking themselves, ‘Could we have been better prepared?’ Long term (‘Seasonal’) forecasts are the solution. They have been predicting this summer’s dry spell several weeks in advance.

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Managing Essex Highways in winter with the support of MeteoGroup

The county of Essex is one of the largest winter gritting road networks in the UK. For its winter road management, managed by Essex Highways, it relies on the detailed weather forecasts of MeteoGroup RoadMaster.

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UK local authorities manage flood risk with HydroMaster

In April 2010, the Flood & Water Management Act became law in England and Wales. The Act aims to create a simpler and more effective means of managing the risk of flood and coastal erosion. Local authorities in the UK are using HydroMaster to help them with the local implementation of this Act.

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