Weather and climate services
Climate change is recognized as the major environmental challenge of the 21st century. It is a growing crisis which impacts economy, health and safety, food production, security, and more. Temperatures will rise and extreme weather events will become more intense and will occur more frequently.
Drought, declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, flooding, inundation and increasing ocean acidity; these are all examples of the impact of climate change that is expected in the next decades.
Under climate change, rainfall patterns change. Reliable weather information, advisories and timely alarms are becoming more and more valuable, especially in the agricultural sector. Agriculture is deeply dependent on weather, with farmers needing a steady mixture of sun, warmth and rains in order to reliably produce food.
Farmers’ yields are highly dependent on local weather conditions. Knowledge about current and upcoming rainfall is thus crucial for successful farm management. However, with climate patterns changing resulting in more extreme weather, hotter temperatures, erratic and unreliable development of the rainy season and emerging of more or different pests and diseases, this approach is no longer sustainable.
Under observed and predicted increase in climate variability and change, the local ways to overcome insidious effects may become a much less reliable guide and traditional knowledge will become largely inadequate to sustain crop production.
Together with Weather Impact, a HydroLogic sister company, HydroLogic gives advice to private and public sector clients on how to make their projects, policies and assets resilient to climate change.
Access to reliable weather data is of key importance for weather sensitive industries like the food, water, energy and insurance sectors. Via HydroNET we make the best available weather and climate data accessible, translated into agricultural advisories. The data can be viewed and analyzed on the HydroNET platform. It also enables software developers to create new data products and applications for the agri-food sector and offers easy access to the data for internal and external stakeholders.