Developing a global high-precision severe weather warning to manage weather-related hazards.

August 3rd 2015 to July 31st 2018

Executive summary

The UBIalert project strives to protect human lives and assets from severe weather events caused by climate change worldwide. Since weather-related hazards cause billions of damage every year, it becomes increasingly crucial to set up a global early warning system.

With UBIalert UBIMET develops the severe weather warning supply chain globally. In order to strengthen climate resilience and to manage emergencies more efficiently, it is necessary to establish severe weather warnings worldwide. To achieve this main objective, UBIMET invests in new weather models, methods and algorithms. Additionally, new warning parameters will be part of the global warnings, e.g. to alert in case of a sand storm and hurricanes. New and more efficient warning tools, a distinct lightning detection system, new IT-infrastructure and improved verification processes will play an important role in this project.

This project is funded in the framework of the Frontrunner program financed by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. The Frontrunner program supports companies with headquarters in Austria, which are technology or innovation leaders in their fields.

Project funding

The Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit)