The network is designed to improve the region’s resilience to escalating extreme weather events and mitigate the risks associated with devastating lightning strikes. The network will be expanded in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The business model is technology agnostic. It has been designed to enable the ASEAN countries’ National Meteorological Services to access the data they need to deliver enhanced public safety weather forecasting without the need to invest in costly IT infrastructure, network maintenance and software.
MetraWeather will use the lightning network to provide commercial customers exposed to lightning risk (such as energy utilities, aviation carriers, airports, offshore oil & gas operations in Asian fields and refineries) with essential data about lightning proximity.
Original Source: MetraWeather