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Leveraged flying platforms to improve weather forecasting

Monark weather patterns



Annual operator losses attributed to weather-related aviation delays in the US



Amount of investment over the last decade in new companies, and mergers and consolidation in the weather data analytics and forecasting space

Monark aimed to future proof the aviation industry and life on earth by accelerating global weather sensing at scale

Sustainable growth is critical to the future of the aviation industry and life on Earth. By accelerating global weather sensing at scale, Project Monark aimed to help future proof both. To do so, the team focused on scaling up weather-related measurements using commercial aircraft, weather balloons and autonomous flying platforms in order to directly and significantly benefit both weather forecasting and commercial aviation.

Turned aircraft into weather-sensing devices

Technology can help us form a more balanced relationship with our planet and become better stewards of Earth. We have the technology to advance our weather knowledge.

  • Capturing key environmental data
  • Building a new set of analytics tools
  • Leveraging distributed, connected aircraft
  • Improving forecasting skills
  • Aiding in the sustainable growth of commercial aviation

Check out our blog and publications for more in-depth details about Monark

Monark: A Stepping Stone to a Sustainable, Weather-Ready Future

Acubed’s mission is to bring value to Airbus by building the future of flight now. To that end, Project Monark was founded on the belief that by leveraging Airbus’ globally distributed…

Understand Precipitation, Better Apprehend the World

As the world slowly works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects on how it can better ready itself for future outbreaks, the situation also serves as a strong reminder…

Project Monark Goes to Wyoming

As we stated in our first blog post, we already have the technology required to advance our weather knowledge to a new cutting edge of understanding, so it has been immensely

The Cascading Problems Of Not Understanding Weather—And How Aviation Can Solve Them

A community of farmers in Southern Uganda replants their crops next to a nearby river to save them from a drought.