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NPR Here and Now podcast (10 minutes) | August 7, 2014

How Can Businesses Climate-Proof Themselves?

How can organizations and businesses have resilient operations to address climate change? WBUR NPR’s Robin Young talks with Kyle Beatty about climate research and data science from AER, Verisk Climate and Verisk Analytics. Listen to the 10 minute podcast.

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, IEEE | June 23, 2014

A Geoscience and Remote Sensing Research Paradigm in Industry

With a 37-year history of cutting-edge research in the geosciences and environmental risk, Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) has grown its expertise from an initial focus on atmospheric photochemistry to a broad set of capabilities in remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, space weather, and climate science to meet the needs of...

Ron Isaacs, president of AER, is appointed the Director of Corporate Relations for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). In this role, Ron is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the relationship between GRSS and private sector organizations involved in geoscience and remote sensing activities.

Worcester Telegram and Gazette | December 21, 2013

First day of Winter likely to bring rain

During recent years when giving his winter predictions, Channel 5 Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard has cited the research of Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting for Atmospheric [and] Environmental Research. More...

WCVB chief meterologist Harvey Leonard and AER scientist Judah Cohen discuss the AER Seasonal Forecast for the winter of 2013-2013 and the science that has been successful in past years forecasting winter temperatures and snowfall.

U.S. methane emissions exceed government estimates. Collaborative study indicates fossil fuel extraction, animal husbandry major contributors.

Press release by Verisk Insurance Solutions - Underwriting | November 21, 2013

Verisk Analysis Determines More Than 4.5 Million Households at High or Extreme Risk from Wildfire

Results from the 2013 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis by Verisk Insurance Solutions – Underwriting identified the number and percentage of properties at risk from wildfire in 10 states. Verisk conducted the analysis using FireLine™ — powered by AER™ technology — its wildfire risk management solution for insurers. See the results...

Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang blog | November 20, 2013

Judah Cohen’s winter outlook: a downer for East Coast winter weather lovers

"Meteorologist Judah Cohen has earned a stellar reputation for developing accurate winter outlooks. Over the last decade, his outlooks have been right far more often than not. In several instances, they have bested government-issued forecasts. This year, Cohen is predicting..."

Bloomberg BusinessWeek | October 25, 2013

If New York Is Freezing in January Blame Siberian Snow Today

AER's winter seasonal forecasting expertise is highlighted in article about predicting the upcoming winter temperatures for New York and the Northeast.

Verisk Climate and HSB joint press release | October 18, 2013

Verisk Climate and HSB Offer New Technology to Assess Risk from Electrical Blackouts

Blackout Risk Model™ consulting service provided by Verisk Climate and HSB incorporates data and analysis from HSB and Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a unit of Verisk Climate..

In this podcast and article, Robin Luo, HSB's Vice President and blackout model project manager, explains why power outages are a growing risk causing economic losses over $100 billion per year, and how the Blackout Risk Model helps businesses and insurers manage the risks.

Trading Risk | August 16, 2013

Fermat supports tornado research programme

"ILS fund Fermat Capital is among the sponsors of a new research programme on US and Canadian tornado risk."

"A new research program, launched by scientists at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) alongside insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities sector companies, aims to quantify any shifts in hazard patterns for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail in the U.S."

AER Emerging Risk research program will create new datasets and assess trends in risk due to climate change.

First observation-based investigation of the relationship between ocean bottom pressure and sea level over the global ocean on interannual time scales.

Insurance & Financial Advisor | July 30, 2013

Hartford Steam Boiler partners for blackout risk service

AER and HSB alliance gives users a better sense of how the intersection of weather events and an aging power grid threaten the power infrastructure on which businesses depend.

The Washington Post | July 13, 2013

When space weather attacks!

Outstanding explanation in “plain English” of the risk to the electrical grid that could occur from a solar flare and recommended approaches to address the problem, summarizing the Lloyd'sreport “Solar Storm Risk to the North American Electric Grid” which was co-authored by AER scientists.