Spire expands weather services with historical dataset

Satellite data company Spire has expanded its range of maritime weather services with the addition of historical weather data sets, including information on 10 years of weather activity across the globe.

Spire’s historical data, like its forecast data, is gridded with uniform 12km resolution. The company says that the dataset could be used to create AI driven models with a 1:1 match of forecast data sets, to analyse past performance and assess future performance for any location.

Spire’s Maritime Weather team is launching six new products combining historical and forecast variables providing data specific to sector use cases, focused on shipping and logistics, ports and terminals, finance and insurance, oil and gas, government and security, and the environment.

“Open ocean forecasts used to be laden with errors, but now thanks to radio occultation technology, forecasts are far more accurate,” said Simon van den Dries, General Manager, Spire Maritime.

“Spire takes a customer-first approach and after analysing the challenges the maritime industry tackled in 2020, we knew the time was right to create industry-specific data solutions using real-time and historical weather.”

“The operational usage-based set of attributes highlights exactly what each customer needs and creates a smart collection of data that is tailor-made for the challenges each industry faces. It helps eliminate scattered weather attributes and supports what customers need from a maritime perspective.”

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