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As 75% of the economic actors are meteo-dependent, SELERYS uses its extensive technical and scientific expertise to develop digital, smart and operational storm risk solutions. For SELERYS, high-technology does not just mean better anticipation, better accuracy. We use high technologies to allow all our customers/partners being actively part of their own challenges.
Our credo is innovation. Each customer issue is an opportunity to question established models and to advance the research of our discipline. In this perspective SELERYS invests every year a significant part of its revenues in innovation.
SELERYS has been driving this new way of thinking in France and abroad for more than ten years, in numerous sectors, such as: orchards, vineyards, green-house farming, but also in automotive, outdoor events and microelectronics industries.
Our innovations are supported by the European Commission
SKYPROTECT Innovation, a sustained R&D program
In the past 10 years, 9 out of 10 farms have been affected by hail. This evolution is linked to global warming, which has also transformed the nature of storm phenomena.We are facing new phenomena that are very compact, fast and violent. These thunderstorm cells can experience very short lifetimes, travel up to 60km/h and experience devastating issues. This is why SELERYS wishes to conduct an R&D project to bring even more competitive solutions to the highly localized weather forecast market.
SELERYS‘ vision is to face the climatic hazards and their evolutions with its customers. In this perspective SELERYS invests every year a significant part of its revenues in innovation. Its innovation policy is 100% focused on anticipating and managing stormy risks, for sensitive weather activities.
SKYPROTECT, a flagship project of the SELERYS innovation roadmap at 3 years old. It benefits from the financial support of the PACA Region and the European Union within the framework of an ERDF program as well as the BPI (Public Investment Bank).
GOAL: An immediate forecast weather network system:
Financial support granted: 334 973,92€
European fund mobilized: ERDF European Regional Development Fund managed by the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region
STORM H-1 is an accelerating program backed by SME INSTRUMENT HORIZON 2020 PROGRAM
Thunderstorms are one of the hardest meteorological phenomena to accurately forecast, causing severe economic and security risk in weather-dependent industries.
Currently, excepting SELERYS, no other existing service can anticipate 100% of thunderstorms, in particularly in the case of localized storms, which originate from instability in the atmosphere and are therefore extremely difficult to predict.
Around 70% of the economy is estimated to be weather dependent and unpredictable storm phenomena have serious impact on many industries. A false storm alert (“false positive”) can lead to the unnecessary closure of construction sites, oil refineries or outdoor events, leading to millions in lost revenues. More seriously still, the effects of a thunderstorm that has not been predicted in advance (“false negative”) can be catastrophic, putting the lives of workers at risk, particularly at dangerous industrial sites.
Across Europe, climate change has seen violent storm events rise by 350% in the past ten years and managing storm risk is a growing concern for weather-dependent industries.
SELERYS has developed a unique technology that can anticipate 100% of thunderstorms, up to 40-60 minutes in advance : The meteorological radar SKYDETECTTM can generate an image of the entire sky above the radar every 20 seconds. This means that it is the only affordable radar on the marketcapable of following the trajectory of a potential storm cloud with 100m accuracy and giving advance warning. SELERYS deploys the SKYDETECTTM radar in France via its own network QWATMOS, to which weather dependent clients can subscribe in order to receive storm risk alerts.
At the same time, SELERYS has finalized a prototype of a unique Interferometry sensor operating in VHF (Very High Frequency) named EVEARLYSTM. For over 30 years, the entire weather scientific community (including NASA and EUMETSAT) has recognized VHF technology as the best approach for detecting the smaller signals that precede the outbreak of a storm. With the EVEARLYSTM sensor, SELERYS’ revolutionary proposition is to make it possible to anticipate each and every storm with the best advance warning, by providing the first VHF technology at an affordable price.
Our unique technology has the potential to transform the management of storm risk across Europe and to guarantee that no organization will ever again be “surprised” by a violent thunderstorm.
GOALS: The aim of the Storm H-1 project is to prepare its deployment into new segments and markets by:
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