Earth Networks, a global provider of weather intelligence, says it has formed a partnership with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.
The agreement includes a five-year collaboration to build the Nigeria Total Lightning and Mesoscale AWS Network for early warning of severe weather.
The partnership was commemorated during a live virtual Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony from Abuja and Germantown, Maryland.
Under the agreement, Earth Networks and NiMet will deploy and operate a comprehensive early warning lightning detection network in Nigeria and jointly co-market new sources of weather and lightning data to public and private industries in Nigeria.
Precision weather stations and lightning sensors will be made available at NiMet locations and maintained by NiMet staff.
In addition to the network equipment, Earth Networks will also provide training and development for NiMet staff regarding use of comprehensive weather data, including real-time and historical lightning data, weather observations, sensor forecasts and live storm-tracking and alerting.
The new agreement with NiMet supports Earth Networks’ commitment to build sustainable public-private weather information services partnerships with countries around the globe.
He expressed hope that more American premier companies would develop partnerships as a means to bringing their best-in-class products and services to Nigeria and the whole of Africa.