Small Failure, Big Weather, Open Data

Small Failure, Big Weather, Open Data

Mark Higgins of EUMETSAT talks about why operating Europe’s weather satellites is Big Data at the rate of 200 GB/day and how a failed power amplifier led to a much wider data access, getting it to the remotest places where there is no internet.

Mark Higgins leads the training activities of EUMETSAT – Europe’s weather satellite organisation. He started out his professional career using GPS data to improve rainfall forecasting but for the last decade has been involved in education and training.

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