Open access to public databases

A case study on private innovation in weather forecasting, traditionally a state-monopoly. Reflections on how commercial companies and government services can work together with mutual benefit. Access to public databases and predictability enables positive spin-off effects, innovation and commercialization.

Ms Siri M. Kalvig, Founder and Meteorologist of Storm Weather Center AS.
Ms Kalvig founded Storm Weather Center in 1997 after working as a weather presenter at the TV2 Group. She has worked with several climate change information projects in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment. Ms Kalvig serves as Member of the Corporate Assembly of Statoil AS, as Head of Corporate Development of HitecVision Private Equity and as a Director of SINTEF Applied Mathematics. Ms Kalvig holds a degree in meteorology.

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