Extreme weather made headlines again last year. 2018 saw frozen iguanas fall from the trees in Florida, wildfires devastate parts of Sweden, Greece and the US, and snow fall in the Sahara. So, when weather conditions can turn perilous so quickly, any advances in short-term forecasting can potentially make a huge impact.
Clouds of the IT kind are working to give Armenian scientists the upper hand against the extreme weather events that have cost the country around 177 million USD between 2009 and 2013. It’s all thanks to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing solution, that has been deployed by ASNET-AM, the Academic Scientific Research Computer Network of Armenia, following a 2017 workshop organised by the EaPConnect project.
How IaaS is supporting Armenian scientists, you ask? Our latest In The Field story tells you all about it. Read now!