Meteorological innovations

The goal is clear: High-precision meteorology. In order to continue as a front-runner in the future, UBIMET continuously invests in research and development. UBIMET has successfully concluded over 25 international research projects.

UBIMET aims at setting new standards in meteorology. With continuous research and development, ongoing optimization of forecasting tools and the development of new products, UBIMET has assumed a leading role in the field of meteorological services. Day-to-day work is inspired and shaped by the demands of highly precise meteorology.

UBIMET is a “front runner”

In November 2015, UBIMET received recognition as a “front-runner” by the Austrian Society for Research Promotion for its “UBlalert” project. The “Front Runner Program” supports internationally active companies that operate in a highly competitive market environment and shape the competition as leaders in innovation.

International research partners

UBIMET invests over 25% of its revenue in research and development every year. Partnerships with international research institutes, renowned universities and industrial enterprises cement its innovative leadership and aid in expanding it. The track record: Since 2006, UBIMET has implemented over 25 projects in the fields of agriculture, energy and mobility, smart cities and disaster management. In this context, UBIMET developed concepts for energy-efficient buildings, precise alerts for disaster management, and weather models for

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ENERGY AND MOBILITY

  • ADA-EE (until 2018): The goal of this project is to apply data analytics methods to improve energy efficiency in buildings, predict future energy needs and prescribe measures to reduce energy usage.
  • MIDAS (until 2018): The increasing share of renewables (PV, hydro, wind) in energy production poses a serious risk for grid stability. MIDAS addresses this issue in the fast-growing market in Turkey.
  • SHAR-Q (until 2019): The project will establish a bottom-up collaboration framework that enables storage and renewable capacities to be shared between neighbouring energy ecosystems.

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SMART CITIES

  • CITI-SENSE (until 2016): The project aims at the development of a sensor-based Citizens’ Observatory Community for improving quality of life regarding air quality in cities.
  • DOMUS (until 2016): The aim of this project is to improve the short-term weather and air quality forecast for urban areas, taking into account orographic and urban meteorological data.
  • WeGe (Weather & Health): Examining the influence of weather on health, in order to optimize the possibilities of preventive health care for the public.

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  • Opti-Alert: Enhancing the efficiency of alerting systems through personalized, culturally sensitive multi-channel communication.
  • Severe Weather Explorer: Software for interactive, visual, three-dimensional analysis of meteorological fields from different data sources.
  • INDUS: Development of an alert and advisory system for individualized, dynamic severe weather alerts based on nowcasting.