Spire launches port-specific weather data service

Spire has expanded its weather data portfolio with the launch of an optimised forecast service designed specifically for ports.

The Spire Weather Port Optimized Forecast system takes into account both natural and man-made variables at an exact port location and generates an AI-powered forecast specifically for that area.

The company says that this can be used to support port authorities in managing vessel traffic during poor weather conditions such as strong winds, swells and currents, and to optimise operations depending on the exact location, characteristics and business model of the port.

“Site-specific weather forecasts can anticipate wave amplitude, wind speeds, thunderstorm squalls, and reflect conditions before and after a storm making operations in and around port safer,” said Dr Kevin Petty, VP, Weather and Earth Intelligence at Spire Global.

“As a mission-driven company, we’re committed to providing data solutions that can help solve the global challenges faced today such as reducing disruptions in the global supply chain network and climate change.”

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