Kognifai adds UK Met Office as weather data partner

The UK Met Office has become the latest organisation to join Kongsberg Digital’s Kognifai Partner Program, after the platform was opened up to third-party system developers at the end of last year.

The Met Office, the UK’s national meteorological service, will now be able to offer weather forecasts and severe weather warnings to maritime and other industries via the platform.

“Weather is one of the most important variables within the maritime industries. The ability to plan according to the weather is crucial for increasing efficiency, safety and accuracy of operations ranging from shipping, to drilling, to platform production,” said Hege Skryseth, CEO of Kongsberg Digital.

“This partnership will ensure the best possible data is available at the fingertips of maritime operators, for use directly in applications and analyses.”

Patrick Sachon, Group Leader for Transport & Energy at Met Office, also commented: “Met Office works at the forefront of weather and climate science for people’s protection, well-being and prosperity. We help industries operate safely efficiently and successfully.”

“Everything we do is based on world-leading science and enhanced by the close working relationships we have with partner organisations around the globe, like Kongsberg. We’re delighted to join the Kognifai partner programme to deliver world class weather and climate services.”

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