Earth Networks gathers and analyzes environmental observations from around the world to help promote a better understanding of the planet and its atmosphere.
Earth Networks (formerly AWS Convergence Technologies/WeatherBug) is expanding beyond its core infrastructure as a global weather and lightning observation network to offer more extensive environmental monitoring capabilities.
By collecting and analyzing environmental information from around the world, Earth Networks is poised to become the preeminent source for tracking environmental factors and measuring the overall health of the planet.
As it broadens its environmental data offering, Earth Networks is initially deploying a greenhouse gas network that will observe and measure atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane gases. Over time, the company will develop and implement sensor networks that measure additional environmental factors, such as air quality, water quality, wind and pollution.
Equipped with this environmental intelligence, companies, organizations, researchers and government agencies around the world can do the following:
- Establish new baseline measurement standards for atmospheric and environmental elements, such as greenhouse gases.
- Strengthen the ability to make business decisions that have environmental dependencies.
- Inform and educate the public about major environmental trends.
Earth Networks is dedicated to providing data that aids understanding of the planet, informs discussions around critical environmental issues and benefits society as a whole. To that end, the company is in the process of establishing a nonprofit arm that will provide detailed environmental data to researchers around the world at no cost.