Spire Global partners with Theyr on maritime weather data

Spire Global, a provider of space-based data services, has entered into a new partnership agreement with Theyr to provide global weather data sets for Theyr’s weather and voyage performance optimisation engine, and to relicense the integrated system.

Spire collects global weather data through its constellation of over 100 satellites, using machine learning techniques to enhance the data and provide global weather forecasts.

These forecasts will be added to Theyr’s AI-powered voyage optimisation software and existing metocean datasets to create a product that can be used by vessel operators to optimise fuel, safety and ETAs.

“We’re happy to contribute to Theyr’s vision of maritime innovation that will help build more sustainable shipping operations,” said Mike Eilts, General Manager of Weather and Earth Intelligence, Spire.

“With 80% of our world’s ocean remaining unmapped and unexplored, it’s difficult to predict ocean weather through traditional, terrestrial-based methods. Our satellites, which scan all points across the globe from the remote regions to the vast oceans, fill a critical gap in collecting weather observations, allowing us to run proprietary models and produce best-in-class forecasts.”

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