aWhere, Inc, a leading provider of agricultural weather data and solutions, announced that its geospatial data for 5 commodities is now available to Bloomberg Data License clients via Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point. This offers an additional data resource for the agrifood and financial sectors to integrate weather insights and make timely, climate smart decisions to ensure food security.
Since 1999, aWhere has served the agricultural weather industry by applying rigorous quality control practices to integrate multiple data sources to generate a global 9km weather grid of over 1.9 million complete weather stations. Bloomberg clients now have access to historical daily weather data from January 2014.Additional historical data are available from 2006 via aWhere’s API. Fifteen-day hourly forecast data is updated every 6 hours based on the Global Forecasting Service of NOAA.
Bloomberg Data License clients can now easily integrate localized, daily-updated weather data to monitor weather anomalies covering the global production areas for each of five commodities: corn, soybean, sugarcane, coffee, and cacao. Observed data are available for the past 30- and past 7 days and the forecast data are available for the next 7, next 15, and next 8-15 days. Given the data architecture, these data can be easily input into production, anomaly, or stress models as well as be seamlessly overlaid with other spatial data sets and used in data science efforts.
aWhere’s weather data provide a quantitative foundation to assess and interpret weather stress on production of key commodities. As the atmosphere warms, weather variability increases and so does the need to monitor potential weather impact on yield and commodity quality to adjust sourcing, pricing and investments to deliver resilience to climate change impacts on our global food system. Questions that can be addressed include where will supplies be plentiful and of good quality? When will the commodity be ready for harvest in different locations to optimize aggregation, storage and market logistics?.
“aWhere is excited to become part of Bloomberg’s data ecosystem. Weather drives agriculture and we support companies working to quantitatively support their adaptation to weather variability driven by climate change. Production and food quality becomes an integrated part of all efforts to mitigate the impacts of weather across the whole of the value chain and in-time information is a key component of adaptation strategies.” John Corbett, CEO, aWhere.