WeatherRisk and Weatherzone Partner with Earth Networks to Enable Superior Severe Weather Detection and Alerting in Taiwan

Joint venture leverages Earth Networks’ lightning detection
capabilities to create advanced nationwide Taiwanese lightning network

, WeatherRisk
and Weatherzone,
today announced a joint venture between WeatherRisk and Weatherzone to
create a first of its kind next generation lightning detection network
in Taiwan using Earth Networks’ global lightning detection technology.
The announcement was made ahead of InterMET
Asia 2017
, a leading global weather and climate industry conference
and exhibit focused on mitigating and managing the risks of extreme
weather and climate change.

The joint venture between WeatherRisk, Taiwan’s leading commercial
weather information provider and Weatherzone, Australia’s leading
commercial weather information provider, focused on developing a new
lightning network in Taiwan anchored by Earth Networks’ advanced
lightning detection capabilities via its Global Lightning Network. The
new Taiwanese network deployment is underway and lightning data will
become available in the next two to three months.

With 1,500 sensors in more than 90 countries, Earth Networks Global
Lightning Network is the most extensive and technologically-advanced
lightning network in the world. Its ability to monitor in-cloud
lightning enables forecasters to generate faster, more localized storm
alerts and warn of other forms of severe weather such as tornadoes,
downbursts and flooding rains – in turn setting it apart from other
lightning networks. Lightning data from the network is fundamental to
the real-time identification of thunderstorm occurrence, location,
coverage, intensity and trends. This information can greatly aid
companies trying to manage operational risk and protect assets. It will
enable government agencies to better monitor the environment and protect
lives and property.

“The new lightning network offers WeatherRisk customers – as well as
other corporate, government and consumer users – throughout Taiwan
severe weather warning and lightning detection capabilities beyond what
is currently available,” said Jim Anderson, SVP Global Sales, Earth
Networks. “Deploying this network for Taiwan builds upon Earth Networks’
existing lightning networks in Japan, Cambodia, Australia and throughout
APAC. We are thrilled to work with two leading weather information
providers to improve safety and reduce risks.”

Charles Solomon, CEO, Weatherzone, added, “Lightning strikes remain a
leading cause of storm-related deaths in Asia and exact a devastating
toll on business operations every year. We’ve seen how effective our
lightning detection network has been at home in Australia and look
forward to working with our long-standing partner, Earth Networks, and
now WeatherRisk to bring this much-needed technology to Taiwan.”

Dr. ChiMing Peng, CEO, WeatherRisk, said, “We are always looking for
ways to provide our customers a superior desktop and mobile experience
when it comes to valuable weather information and warnings that can keep
them safe and reduce business risk. This joint venture and launch of the
most advanced lightning network in the region helps us fulfill that

In December Earth Networks announced a significant expansion of the
Earth Networks Global Lightning Network (ENGLN) – delivering
unprecedented long-range global lightning detection capabilities for
businesses and government to mitigate financial, operational and human
risk. And to help organizations better leverage this weather data, Earth
Networks also recently launched Sferic Maps and Sferic Mobile – advanced
weather visualization, decision support and collaboration products that
automate decisions surrounding severe weather situations and enable
communication with their teams to prepare for disruptive events.

For more information on Earth Networks Total Lightning capabilities,
visit our website.

About Earth Networks

Earth Networks has been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® for
more than 20 years. We help organizations mitigate financial,
operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from
the world’s largest hyperlocal weather network. Schools, airports,
sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early
warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events and
optimize operations. Companies across all industries use our weather
data to automate decisions regarding risk management, business
continuity and asset protection.

About WeatherRisk

Founded in 2003, WeatherRisk is Taiwan’s first weather company providing
weather risk management, weather intelligence data and meteorological
services to businesses, media outlets and weather professionals.

About Weatherzone

Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service, established
in 1998. Our company is made up of a team of highly qualified
meteorologists who understand the effect the weather has on the day to
day operations of businesses of all kinds. Our focus is giving you the
information you need to manage your business effectively and efficiently
by offering you solutions that are innovative, tailored, flexible and

For more information on Weatherzone’s capabilities, visit


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