Vaisala launches Open Weather Data Challenge at SLUSH 2015 in Helsinki, 11-12 Nov 2015

Vaisala will launch the Open Weather Data Challenge at SLUSH 2015 on 11-12.11.2015 at the Exhibition and Convention Center of Helsinki. The Open Weather Data Challenge will run until March 1st 2016, challenging students, enthusiasts and professionals to leverage open weather data in innovative ways. The most novel, impactful, and feasible solution will be awarded with a 20,000 euro prize.

HELSINKI, 12-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Every day, millions of people are touched by the technologies Vaisala creates. Our products and services provide people with the means to better understand and influence their environment. We are a leader in high quality, reliable environmental observations that support improved safety, efficiency, and decision making across a number of industries.

Call for Action!

Vaisala is looking for students, meteorologists, software developers, weather enthusiasts, and others to leverage open weather data in innovative ways with the Open Weather Data Challenge.
 
Novelty – We are looking for novel ideas and applications. Your idea and application should demonstrate originality and uniqueness, with a focus on innovation.

Potential for Impact –
At Vaisala, we believe that weather observations can lead to a better world. From this point of view, we will gauge the potential your idea has at impacting weather- and climate-related issues.

Feasibility –
The key to any innovation is its ability to be realized.  How feasible is it that your idea can make the impact you are setting out to achieve?

The Vaisala Weather Challenge opens on November 11 and will close on March 1st, 2016. The winner will be announced on March 31st and awarded 20000 euro and travel to Vaisala headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.

Vaisala @ SLUSH 2015

Join us at SLUSH 2015! Stop by the Pitching Stage at 15.56 on November 12 to see the presentation by Vaisala’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Kevin Petty and learn more about the Weather Challenge.

Details available at: www.vaisala.com/weatherchallenge 
#WeatherChallenge

For more information, please contact:

Scott Mackaro, Research Scientist, Weather Technology
Email: scott.mackaro@vaisala.com

Kristian Orispää, Communications Manager
Email: kristian.orispaa@vaisala.com

About Vaisala
Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 79 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange. www.vaisala.com      www.twitter.com/VaisalaGroup

SOURCE: Vaisala

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