ClimaCell is a Boston-based weather intelligence platform for automated weather predictions.
ClimaCell's platform is powered through their use of open government weather dataweather data and their proprietary use of what the company calls virtual sensing data. One of the sources of this data is from microwave and satellite links from satellite receivers for televisions or cell towers, and signals from point-to-point networks built for hospitals, financial traders, cloud providers, and railways for weather-related data.
With ClimaCell's data and weather forecasting platform, the company offers urban flood forecasting. This forecasting can be delivered up to 36 hours ahead of the flooding event. The platform works to predict flooding events through an understanding of city planning standards and historical events. The platform has been deployed in cities across Asia, South AmericaSouth America, Africa and Europe. And the company suggests the model is capable of predicting a coming flood and the floods severity level and expected flood time.
ClimaCell offers an independent non-profit organization to offer reliable localized weather information for areas underserved by traditional weather solutions. The non-profit began in East AfricaEast Africa and worked with local governments, NGOs, and local communities to help the implementation of critical weather warning systems and data. ClimaCell's intended aim to reduce hunger and the incident of infectious disease by keeping people out of poor weather through early warnings.