ClimaCell partners with Tata Trusts to introduce new weather forecasting system

Published - January 15, 2019 12:49 am IST - MUMBAI

ClimaCell, a U.S.-based startup, has announced plans to introduce a new weather forecasting system for location-specific, low-altitude microweather in 40 countries. In India it has partnered with Tata Trusts, which will leverage the technology in its rural uplift programme.

Ratan Tata, Chairman Tata Trusts, in his personal capacity had backed ClimaCell in the initial stages to help microweather data impact the developing world. ClimaCell’s offerings are applicable to aviation, automotive, shared mobility, UAVs, and utilities. R. Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee of Tata Trusts, said: “An important need of the Indian farmer is a weather forecast which is precise to his geography and accurate. The Trusts, which are engaged in large-scale rural uplift programmes, are happy to partner with ClimaCell to leverage that support.”

In the developing world, ClimaCell’s new technologies will bring granular weather data to mobility solutions, public safety applications, proactive agriculture solutions, and even novel insurance products.

ClimaCell is working with leading insurance and reinsurance companies to enable smallholder farmers to get better insurance that will leverage this high-resolution weather data.

Shimon Elkabetz, ClimaCell’s CEO and co-founder, says, “This is a big step in expanding our microweather technology globally, supporting developing countries and underserved sectors. ClimaCell is dedicated to building world-class weather technology to make our world better, and we are on track to cover the globe and become the world’s leading weather technology company.”

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