Empowering African communities to collect weather data

It is our mission to build an entirely community-owned balloon network. We hope to empower African university students to become local climate change leaders.

Blockchain

All the weather data is made available in real-time and stored inexpensively as RAM on the Telos public blockchain.

Data transfer

The open source hardware communicates on the European ISM radio frequency band and can record many observations over 15 kilometers away.

Payment

The balloon launcher or “miner” can elect to receive balloon payments in native Telos digital currency or automatically convert to a local currency

Decentralised Weather Data

Unavailable weather and climate data that is decentralised and readily available to end-users in real-time. This affects the ability of local communities to gather data for decision making affecting their economic activities.This makes vulnerable communities and children unable to plan and mitigate adverse weather conditions such as drought, floods, and storms in both the short and long term.

Open Source

Our code is open to the public for further use in deploying similar applications. Community contributions are welcome.

Blockchain-Powered

We are using the Telos blockchain smart contracts to process data and payments to communities upon a successful launch.

Tokenised Rewards

The balloon launcher or “miner” can elect to receive balloon payments in native Telos digital currency or automatically convert to a local currency.

Real-Time Data

We are offering real-time data to emergency service provides, local farmer groups and weather companies to better predict and manage weather conditions

Community Owned

Communities like universities, farmer-based groups will own and launch the balloons for their local weather data.

For the Vulnerable

Timely data that makes vulnerable communities and children able to plan and mitigate adverse weather conditions such as drought, floods, and storms in both the short and long term.

OUR TEAM

Diverse

The team behind Weather Balloons Project is diverse in terms of expertise and spatial distribution. We are grounded in engineering and entrepreneurship in developing IoT applications. Our common competency is building disruptive and decentralised blockchain application that serve the needs of vulnerable communities. To us, innovation should lead to inclusion and resilience and not exclusion. 

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Emmanuel Patrick Engineering
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Nicolas Lopez Engineering
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Douglas Horn Advisor

West Africa Lacks real-time & historical climate data

Prior efforts to collect weather and air quality data out of West Africa have been largely unsuccessful for these reasons. 

This project is inspiring! It provides real benefits that have so far eluded other projects trying to create ongoing weather data for Western Africa. Now, combining so many technologies: blockchain, LoRa radio, 3D printing, SBCs and more, this group is ready to make a real contribution.

Douglas HORN

GoodBlock

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