Over the last couple of years, Kuwait reported snow, Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, Mumbai sunk under 900 mm of heavy rainfall, Delhi froze with below 0 degree Celsius, Paris sweltered in 40 degrees Celsius heat, Spain had its worst drought in 40 years and Rajasthan (India's desert state) has had floods twice over. As climate change becomes a reality rather than a jargon, we find ourselves often bewildered by weather, climate and the environment. The weather is changing and we seem to have caused it. As the world works out how to deal with it, there is a need among people at large and industry in particular to anticipate that change and benefit. And insulate from losses that might occur.
At Skymet, we provide services that allow our clients to understand and organize themselves around our changing environment.
Weather is our bread and butter. And through research and analysis by some of India's finest weather scientists, we have created weather-based business solutions for media, power, shipping and telecom. We also provide risk management services to power, renewable energy (wind and solar), aviation, construction and the food & beverage industry in India.
We started in 2003 by providing weather infographics to The Hindustan Times, one of India's largest English dailies. And the journey had been wonderful as we went from strength to strength, enhancing our services portfolio, incorporating cutting edge in weather prediction and data dissemination technology, and breaking new grounds in the yet nascent weather services industry in the country.
We believe that weather data and forecasts should be available even for less critical applications and to one and all. And to that end we have made forecasts freely available on our website.
Today, Skymet can provide accurate forecasts at the village level. Skymet can provide reliable seasonal forecast for the next 7 months, including the monsoon.
Skymet is venture backed by Omnivore Partners (www.omnivorevc). Omnivore Partners is a venture fund investing in early stage agricultural technology ("agtech") companies in India.
Omnivore supports agtech businesses that are developing solutions to improve farm productivity, support agricultural sustainability, and modernize agribusiness supply chains.
Skymet is also a Villgro incubatee. Villgro is a social enterprise incubator that focuses on incubating innovative products and services that use market based models to positively impact rural India. For more details please visit www.villgro.org
or our corporate website www.skymet.net