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.
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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