Benefits Illustration 15: Meteorological services

General points

Weather data sharing and forecasting is a ubiquitous location-based data sharing application which relies on an interoperable ecosystem and common standards for its functioning. All the benefits of having reliable weather forecasts can be attributed in part to the interoperability aspects of the ecosystem.

Case studies

A report published by the World Bank, produced in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organisation and the Met Office (UK), estimates improving the collection and international exchange of surface-based observational data will deliver additional socioeconomic benefits worth more than US $5bn a year - The Value of Surface-based Meteorological Observation Data, 2021.

See also Vaisala blog: Day to Day Benefits of Weather Detection for various examples of the benefits of weather forecasting services

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