Weather Forecasting Technology
How data from 3km above ground revolutionizes the world of weather forecasting. We aggregate and downscale data from the world’s leading meteorological and scientific institutions and we run our own high resolution downscaled model. We have our own Meteodrone program that includes drone design, development and manufacture. We are authorized by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) to fly our drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and within regulated airspace in Switzerland in order to gather observations across all level of the atmosphere up to 3km above ground level.
We ingest the output of our Meteodrone observations into our downscaled weather model to provide enhanced local weather forecasting.
Thanks to the approval of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), Meteomatics is the first Swiss company that has awarded permission to fly multiple mini UAVs simultaneously beyond visual line of sight. This means that the Meteodrones are also approved to fly within clouds and fog. In 2017, this permission was extended in order to allow operating Meteodrones beyond line of sight during the day under certain conditions. This permission pertains to flights of up to 1.5 km above ground level.