The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected Exelis to become a Weather-Ready Nation ambassador to help promote readiness against severe weather conditions and climate change-related disasters.
Exelis said Thursday it will leverage its Helios digital platform to validate ground weather conditions in real-time as part of its participation in the NOAA initiative.
Helios is designed to help provide weather intelligence to forecasters using images generated by public and private cameras.
“The Weather-Ready Nation initiative is a natural fit for Exelis because we have been working with NOAA for decades to provide the most accurate data to inform forecasts,“ said Eric Webster, vice president of environmental intelligence at Exelis.
“We continue to look for innovative ways to improve predictions and validate current conditions.“