The OpenWeather Challenge

2 April 2024

RMetS is delighted to announce a new partnership with OpenWeather.

With a focus towards the pursuit of a more sustainable future, as well as social well-being, OpenWeather have announced an exciting competition that provides participants with access to a rich variety of OpenWeather data resources. Participants are encouraged to use their creativity to explore different ways to harness the power of weather data.

OpenWeather, in collaboration with the Royal Meteorological Society, aims to empower, nurture and enthuse those with a passion to create innovative solutions to some of the global challenges we face in the 21st century. 

The challenge builds on the OpenWeather student initiative, which gives those in education and research free and open access to detailed and nuanced weather data, powered by the OpenWeather model. This is part of the OpenWeather commitment to making weather data accessible to all, and encouraging individuals and groups to explore the wide range of uses that it can be put to.

Here are just a few examples of how weather data can be used:

Renewable energy: Weather data can be used to predict the availability of wind and solar resources, allowing for better planning and management of the renewable energy infrastructure.

Agriculture: Historic, current and forecast weather data can help farmers make informed decisions about planting, irrigation, and pest control, leading to more sustainable and resilient crops.

Disaster preparedness: Weather data can play an important role in early warning systems for extreme weather events such as floods, heatwaves, and droughts. This allows communities to take preventative measures and minimize damage.

Building climate-resilient infrastructure: Accurate and geo-specific weather data can be used to build infrastructure that can withstand the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, storms and droughts.

Educational Tools: Design engaging educational tools that use the rich variety of weather data available during the challenge.

Communities: Create compelling visualizations that translate complex weather data into easily understandable formats, raising awareness of weather's impact on the local community.

To participate, simply visit the OpenWeather Challenge website for detailed information about the competition, including submission guidelines, judging criteria, and exciting prizes.

The OpenWeather Challenge is an opportunity to make a real difference. Join us in harnessing the power of weather data to build a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Find out more about the OpenWeather Challenge