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TAHMO Initiative

Ride for Science

For every kilometer you 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 Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) initiative seeks to install and operate 20,000 weather stations in sub-Saharan Africa.

YOU GET ACTIVE AND WE DONATE

For every kilometer you ride, we will donate $1 to build a network of weather stations in Africa, helping farmers to grow more productively!

Ride For Science is a fundraising initiative by the weather scientists from TAHMO, the sensor specialists from METER Group, and the cyclists from Team Wilier. Together, we want to build 20,000 weather stations in Africa to give farmers access to valuable data and improve productivity.

The fundraising initiative will take place during the Giro d’Italia from May 4 – 27, led by popular Italian cyclists Team Wilier. Through this app, anyone can …

Learning how to
farm better

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.

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.

GET INVOLVED!

GET INVOLVED!

Do you want to be involved in this ambitious program? 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)

CYCLE NOW TO DONATE

For every kilometer you ride, we will donate $1 to build a network of weather stations in Africa, helping farmers to grow more productively!

Ride For Science is a fundraising initiative by the weather scientists from TAHMO, the sensor specialists from METER Group, and the cyclists from Team Wilier. Together, we want to build 20,000 weather stations in Africa to give farmers access to valuable data and improve productivity.

The fundraising initiative will take place during the Giro d’Italia from May 4 – 27, led by popular Italian cyclists Team Wilier. Through this app, anyone can …

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