Foreca Ltd is the first full-scale private weather service company in Northern Europe established in 1996. Throughout its existence, Foreca has been actively involved in many national and European R&D projects, foremost developing telematic weather services. Foreca has developed its own advanced very-high-resolution weather model and parallel computing system, weather data processing and analysing system and meteorological
workstation. With this system Foreca serves customers in Finland, Europe and worldwide:TV channels, radios and newspapers, and various Internet-based weather services for national and global Internet portals, such as Microsoft’s MSN with more than 450 million users. Foreca cooperates closely with major mobile teleoperators, and has developed front line mobile weather services, often being the first in the world. In transport sector, Foreca modernized nationwide road weather services to the Finnish Road Administration. Finnish Civil Aviation Administration uses Internet weather service provided by Foreca for both passengers and pilots. Foreca has developed customized weather service for industrial users such as energy companies, construction, road maintenance and agriculture. Foreca has also been active in development aid programmes. Weather services for Mozambique were developed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
(Extracted from FPP of USENET, edited and approved by Pirkko Saarikivi on 2013-01-29)