Pluvi.On was created to reduce losses caused by climate events, such as flash floods and landslides.
Pluvi.On offers a real-time and cost-effective weather monitoring platform that uses IoT and AI to send early warning alerts to the population, as well as public entities and companies.
The solution delivers 3 main attributes: better predictability, greater accuracy, and better access/experience through the real-time dashboards and chatbots. The combination of high-resolution weather forecast + cost-effective weather stations + user experience makes Pluvi.On unique.
Pluvi.On has partners with a worldwide weather forecast company from Iceland with more than 15 years of experience in Europe, Africa and LATAM, that could process massive data from the sensors to evolve and make local corrections of their weather forecast models, giving a better predictability and greater accuracy. The weather forecast model achieves 5x better resolution and a hyperlocal approach (one different forecast at each 2,4km)
The forecast model uses data from the proprietary weather stations to evolve. The stations measure several kinds of weather variables such as: rain volume and intensity, wind speed and direction, air temperature, air humidity and solar radiation. All these measures are taken and transmitted in real time, using the newest IoT protocols (Eg: SigFox and LoRa), which drops the communication cost down.
With the massive data collected, Pluvi.On can run our prediction models to send early warning notifications about current climate risks around the city. Pluvi.On usually works with the Civil Defense/Protection teams to design protocols and alerts to the population as well other public entities such as public transportation, traffic engineering, water and sanitation, etc.
Pluvi.On supports cities in being more resilient to floods and landslides.
According to World Bank, by 2030, without significant investment into making cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide $314 billion each year, up from around $250 billion today, and climate change may push up to 77 million more urban residents into poverty.
The platform enhance predictability through the high resolution weather forecast and presents what is happening in every spot within the cities in real time which helps to design effective preventive strategies and take better decisions regarding climate impact on cities operations and dynamics.
Municipalities can access the platform to see the potential risks in real time and anticipate prevention actions, reducing both financial losses and life threats.
Furthermore, since Pluvi.On has a very dense network of weather stations around the city, they can also support infrastructure investment planning, pointing out where are the most vulnerable areas to put efforts on.