Artificial Intelligence | News | Insights | AiThority
[bsfp-cryptocurrency style=”widget-18″ align=”marquee” columns=”6″ coins=”selected” coins-count=”6″ coins-selected=”BTC,ETH,XRP,LTC,EOS,ADA,XLM,NEO,LTC,EOS,XEM,DASH,USDT,BNB,QTUM,XVG,ONT,ZEC,STEEM” currency=”USD” title=”Cryptocurrency Widget” show_title=”0″ icon=”” scheme=”light” bs-show-desktop=”1″ bs-show-tablet=”1″ bs-show-phone=”1″ custom-css-class=”” custom-id=”” css=”.vc_custom_1523079266073{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Spire Providing Arctic Intelligence

Accessible data drives insight for commercial, civic, governmental projects in difficult, emerging region

As new trade routes begin to emerge and competition intensifies in the Arctic, Spire is providing data to inform decisions on critical issues around climate change, navigation, and transportation within the region through its comprehensive data and weather forecasting services.

“Spire is making intelligence in the Arctic region more accessible, providing operators in the area with the data they need to make informed decisions.”

Research shows that Arctic warming is resulting in shrinking sea ice and changing ocean circulation and weather patterns. These changes are creating new issues that affect governments and businesses in the region and globally.

Recommended AI News: Accenture and Shiseido Establish Joint Venture to Accelerate Shiseido’s Digital Transformation

Spire’s earth intelligence capabilities can help support the study and understanding of various key indicators of climate change and its impacts in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Specifically, Spire is able to provide radio occultation (RO) data in the polar regions, collecting measurements down to the surface due to the low humidity in the regions and Spire’s broad-scale satellite coverage. This set of near surface temperature measurements enhances Arctic and Antarctic weather forecasts, which Spire believes allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the regions than could be traditionally achieved by non-space based measurements.

Spire’s global weather forecast platform offers data on wind, wave height, and maritime waves, and within the polar regions, Spire measures the extent, classification, and age of sea ice, and can distinguish sea ice from open water. This enables Spire to map sea ice coverage and delineate the marginal ice zone (MIZ), a transitional region between open sea and dense drift ice. This information can be used to inform navigation plans that avoid sea ice, which Spire expects may become increasingly important as governments and companies in the private sector begin to consider the Arctic as a more viable transit route.

Recommended AI News: ZINFI Launches an Advanced Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connector

Spire also provides near real-time vessel tracking capabilities in the Arctic through satellite, terrestrial, and Dynamic AIS data. In addition to collecting AIS signals from over 200,000 vessels around the Earth, Spire maintains extensive coverage in high traffic zones (HTZs) such as the North Sea. Spire’s solution adds dynamically moving AIS receiving stations on vessels throughout all major sea routes and HTZ areas, collecting an additional total volume of 10M AIS messages per day. Through its combination of global vessel tracking data, satellite observations of sea ice, plus weather forecasts of temperature, wind, and other ocean variables, Spire seeks to provide an all-in-one Arctic intelligence solution that gives operators in the Arctic confidence and clarity in this remote area and in uncertain conditions.

“The Arctic is a critically important region for the global economy, but it’s traditionally difficult to observe and track developments there,” said Keith E. Johnson, Vice President and General Manager, Government Solutions. “Spire is making intelligence in the Arctic region more accessible, providing operators in the area with the data they need to make informed decisions.”

Recommended AI News: DecisionNext and IQ Foods Partnership Provides Retail and Food Service Customers More Buying Power

Related Posts
1 of 30,550

Comments are closed.