Weather Risk for Government

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) scientists are the weather experts that government weather experts around the world rely on – and have been for more than 35 years.  Government agencies, including NOAA, NASA, and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy depend on AER to solve weather- and climate-related problems of vital national importance in energy, environment, security and climate change.

Government clients, partners and programs we support around the world include agencies focused on meteorology, environment, energy and space:

  • Next generation weather satellite (GOES-R), with NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Supporting Asia-Pacific weather agencies in China, Japan, Thailand, and New Zealand
  • Weather modeling and data sets with ECMWF in Europe
  • Cloud depiction and forecasting, with U.S. Air Force Weather Agency and Air Force Research Lab
  • Mission scenario planning with U.S. Joint Command Modeling & Simulation

AER is uniquely equipped to support the weather risk management needs of governments because we offer:

  • Unmatched weather, climate and environmental R&D and operational remote sensing capabilities
  • Mission-focused situational awareness, operational planning, and scenario assessment capability
  • The scientific integrity and credibility of a major research institution
  • The process and program expertise and efficiency of an ISO 9001-certified contractor
  • A team comprising over 170 professionals, including more than 85 advanced degree holders, many of them PhDs

From gauging the interference of clouds on communications reliability, to the impact of solar activity on satellites to measuring how the Earth's wobble affects military targeting, AER has played a key role in supporting the weather risk management needs of a wide range of government programs and operations, including:

  • Emergency management
  • Defense tactical decision support
  • Troop training
  • Flood monitoring
  • Target selection
  • Sea level rise on naval facilities
  • Energy demand planning
  • Infrastructure reliability

For more information on how AER can help your organization mitigate weather- and climate-related risks, please contact us.