National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MyRadar, the popular weather and environmental intelligence application created by ACME AtronOmatic, LLC for mobile, desktop and console platforms, has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop and demonstrate key technologies that will enable satellite-based information and alerts to help detect and mitigate wildfire risk.

This research, carried out under the agreement, will be integrated into the company’s commercial constellation of satellites which will use and embed patented, proprietary, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms for processing hyperspectral measurements and data. other sensor data to provide unique predictive wildfire risk information along with alert-based notifications to inform field users of impending wildfire risk.

In addition to many other products and services, the processed data will be used to generate dynamic risk maps for destructive forces related to wildfires and provide decision support to fire management agencies, municipalities and end users. , both consumers and industry.

“This NOAA award enables MyRadar to adapt our satellite-based AI approach to near-field fire detection and alert use cases through lab and field data collection that provides our models of high-quality training data at the Wildland-Urban interface,” said Sarvesh Garimella. , Chief Scientist and COO of MyRadar.

“Ultimately, research conducted under the NOAA award will provide improved wildfire resistance to help combat the growing threat, said Andy Green, CEO of MyRadar. “This will allow us to deliver advanced and life-saving information directly through the MyRadar app to its tens of millions of users as an additional tool to help mitigate the destructive effects of wildfires.”

An extension of the technology will be a fundamental part of MyRadar’s future space-based Earth observation sensor platform known as HORIS, the Orbital Hyperspectral Remote Imaging Spectrometer, currently under development and test. The company successfully launched three prototype satellites in May 2022 ahead of commercial deployments. Future technology-based missions will monitor the effects of climate change and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies, but will also include capabilities that serve national defense, insurance, logistics, and other commercial industries. The data and services developed in collaboration with HORIS will be integrated into the MyRadar application and accessible to its tens of millions of users.

About MyRadar

MyRadar is a free weather and environmental information app for iOS, Android, Windows and Xbox. First launched on the App Store in 2008, the app has been downloaded over 50 million times and has over 13 million monthly active users. MyRadar has been keeping the world informed about severe weather, tropical storms, earthquakes, wildfires and other environmental issues for over 13 years. ACME AtronOmatic, LLC, makers of MyRadar, has development offices in Portland, Oregon, Boulder, Colorado and Orlando, Florida. The application is available on the iOS App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store.

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