Rossvyaz and Roshydromet suggested that mobile operators to create a mobile application for weather forecast, announced in a joint meeting, the head of Roshydromet Alexander Frolov and the head of Rossvyaz Oleg Dukhovnitsky. The Agency will provide operators with data on the breed and operators will be targeted to deliver to their subscribers, based on data from base stations. So will be the precision targeting and weather information.
“We can’t create preferences of any individual operator, but we have to help develop all operators”, — said the head of Hydromet Alexander Frolov.
Rossvyaz and Rosgidromettsentrom have not yet discussed with mobile operators such an opportunity, said Oleg Dukhovnitsky. “Today, it is an idea that we are ready to implement those through knowledge and skills that have employees in both departments. The creation of a separate software product and mobile applications, it is not the function nor our nor our colleagues (Roshydromet)”, — he said.
According to the Director of hydrometeorological centre Roman Vilfand present at the meeting, the accuracy of the data will be guaranteed by a meteorologist, which now have no data of existing applications. While the meteorologist was not provided by any cellular or Internet companies information about the weather, the Agency only posted predictions on his website, said Vilfand.
It is assumed that the application will have three functions: informing the user about the current weather situation, an emergency alert through push notifications and collecting statistics of how many people is in the area of deteriorating weather conditions.
Also during the meeting, the Rossvyaz and Roshydromet signed an agreement on cooperation between the two departments. The document suggests the use of communications infrastructure for forecasting the weather and disasters.