Climavision Sees new R&D Facility in the Forecast

Climavision, Kentucky’s new weather-intelligence company, has announced they will be receiving a $100 million investment to open new R&D operations in North Carolina. The Rise Fund – a global impact investing platform – will help as Climavision strives to deliver technology and services that can help in the fight against climate change. Investments like this one aim at providing the technology needed to enable climate change solutions.

Climavision is a pioneering weather-intelligence company that is powered by a private network of high-resolution radars, GPS-RO data, and proprietary software. Their goal is to improve both timing and accuracy of weather forecasts as well as to fill gaps in weather surveillance. They were formed as a division of Enterprise Electronics Corp (EEC) – a massive supplier of weather radar systems. 

With this $100M funding, they intend to open a new R&D department in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh was chosen as it has a large local tech talent and a great meteorology program at North Carolina State University. They hope to use this division to change the landscape of weather forecasting, as they bring together a weather radar and satellite network with new prediction modeling tools. As of now, the industry relies on existing government data – but you can only interpret and analyze that in so many ways. With Climavision applying its own proprietary data to this mix, it can provide a more accurate forecast.

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