Norman-based weather company aids in Thai cave rescuePublished: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 By: Hannah Pike Source: NewsOK
Saturday morning, Weather Decision Technologies received an email from Google: Elon Musk's SpaceX and The Boring Co. needed help.
Since then, the Norman company's WeatherOps team has been running high-resolution forecast models and creating graphics to aid the rescue of the Thai youth soccer team that has been trapped in a cave by floodwaters for weeks.
“We're just excited to be working with that caliber of business,” said Steve Miller, senior vice president of marketing. “We use their services every day, but very rarely do we get to work alongside them.”
Weather Decision Technologies is a Norman-based weather risk mitigation company that does data analytics. The company makes government-provided meteorological data “palatable” to private businesses, working as a sort of translator, Miller said.