Re: Advice for now
Hi Lorna, Good question. I think it depends on a number of factors including the level of in-house expertise, business area, complexity of your business model and geographic location of your business. As this is a growing industry, the range of services and service providers varies greatly by vertical industry and location. A good place to start is always with your national meteorological and hydrological service, along with any state and local government agencies. Many government organizations have business outreach programs or relationships with organizations in the private sector that can work with business. For example, NOAA in the U.S. has such information on their Industrial Meteorology page (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/im/). There are some good conferences that focus on technology and services aspects. InterMET Asia was recently held in Singapore and the Meteorological Technology World Expo will be held in Brussels, 21-23 October. Cray participated and presented on big data at InterMET and we will also participate at Met Expo.