Data-Driven Planet #33 — World’s Largest Wind Mapping Project

“Europe gets 11% of its total energy from wind. But just a 10% shift in wind speed can change the amount of energy produced by up to 30%”

— Jakob Mann, a wind-energy researcher at the Technical University of Denmark.

World’s largest wind-mapping project

An unprecedented arsenal of meteorological equipment will study speed, direction and other characteristics for the world’s most detailed wind-mapping project in Portugal.

Wind-flow data visualization over a rugged terrain, with a wind turbine located on the hill top on the left.

92% of us are breathing unsafe air

World Health Organization has released a new interactive map showing where are the places affected worst and least by air pollution.

Oceans of data from the world’s offshore wind farms

Offshore wind turbines in remote locations make it harder to fix turbines if something goes wrong, so monitoring turbines’ data has a key role in avoiding costly failures.

New climate data product on water

A new Climate Data Record aggregates several types of water data to provide a clearer, broader picture of Earth’s climate. This long-term record of complementary hydrological data by NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information includes total precipitable water, surface temperature, rainfall, sea ice, and snow. It can be used for forecasting trends and changes within these observations.

Monthly composite of hydrological properties derived from Advanced Microsounding Unit (N-16 AMSU) radiometer readings (image by NCEI)

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Building a data-driven world at Intertrust Technologies. VP Corporate Development. Previously Planet OS.

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