METER Environment
TAHMO Initiative

Every Meter
Counts

For every kilometer you run or cycle, METER will
donate funds to support weather stations in Africa

 

Farming is all about knowing the weather

Imagine life without weather data. Commercial aviation would cease. Forecasting extreme weather events would be impossible. Emergency response systems would be unprepared for natural disasters. Flood and crop insurance wouldn’t exist. Even planning your weekend activities would be harder.

Today, weather data improve the lives of many people. But, there are still parts of the globe where weather monitoring doesn't exist. That is exactly the case across much of the African continent.

Closing the climate data gap

The Trans-African HydroMeteorological Observatory (TAHMO) initiative seeks to install and operate 20,000 weather stations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

YOU GET ACTIVE AND WE DONATE

While more than a hundred weather stations have already been installed, TAHMO is looking to rapidly increase this number. Your participation will help ensure that the TAHMO vision becomes a reality. For every 30 km you cycle, we will donate $5 towards equipment costs. And for every 5 km you run, we will donate $3.

Data from the network will be used to help enhance local crop production and benefit hydro-meteorological research.

Let's make this great initiative real together!

Learning how to
farm better

Smart farming becomes more and more important: In the upcoming century, world population will reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. We will need to produce more food - and for that, we desperately need more and better farming.

WMO Resolutions
40 & 25

The TAHMO initiative supports World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Resolutions 40 and 25 by giving free access to raw weather data for scientific research and government use.

TAHMO FACTS

  • The first TAHMO weather station was installed in 2012.
  • To date, TAHMO has installed 105 weather stations in Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda.
  • The majority of weather stations are being installed at local schools where teachers are using the data in their classroom lessons.
  • Funding has been provided by USAID, Swedish Aid, Dutch Aid, European Union, IBM, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

TAHMO Initiative

"The global market for calories is now here. If we can generate more food production in Africa, it’s going to affect the price and availability of food around the world.

So, an entire continent having inefficient production and ineffective structures costs us all."

Prof. Dr. John Selker
Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering (OSU)
TAHMO | John Selker | METER

MODERN SENSORS GIVE US MORE DATA

The ATMOS 41 weather station brings data to African farmers. METER packages 12 weather sensors into a single, compact device. So, installation and maintenance have been simplified to the maximum.

GET INVOLVED WITH TAHMO

GET INVOLVED WITH TAHMO

Do you want to be involved in this ambitious program besides running or cycling? Would you like to contribute your ideas and efforts to this multi-dimensional initiative? TAHMO is always looking for new people to get involved.

TAHMO Initiative

"We have to increase food production globally by 70%.

Weather data would give African farmers the information they need to make real gains in crop production."

Prof. Dr. Nick van de Giesen
Chair of Water Resources Management (TU Delft)

RUN & CYCLE NOW TO DONATE

While more than a hundred weather stations have already been installed, TAHMO is looking to rapidly increase this number. Your participation will help ensure that the TAHMO vision becomes a reality. For every 30 km you cycle, we will donate $5 towards equipment costs. And for every 5 km you run, we will donate $3.

Data from the network will be used to help enhance local crop production and benefit hydro-meteorological research.

Let's make this great initiative real together!

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