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.
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.
Our code is open to the public for further use in deploying similar applications. Community contributions are welcome.
We are using the Telos blockchain smart contracts to process data and payments to communities upon a successful launch.
The balloon launcher or “miner” can elect to receive balloon payments in native Telos digital currency or automatically convert to a local currency.
We are offering real-time data to emergency service provides, local farmer groups and weather companies to better predict and manage weather conditions
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.
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.
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.
2 Effiong Eyoh street,
Off 4 lanes Uyo
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