Dover, NH — July 27, 2022 — Athenium Analytics, a leader in climate intelligence for insurance carriers, today announced the launch of a new historical tornado data set available through the Esri ArcGIS Marketplace. This first-of-its-kind offering provides seamless access to 25 years of historical tornado insights, including two-dimensional damage swaths from all confirmed tornadoes in the contiguous United States between 1995 and 2019. The new Marketplace offering from Athenium Analytics expands its Esri Partner Network (EPN) Bronze partner relationship.
Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence and mapping. ArcGIS Marketplace is a curated digital geospatial channel of system-ready apps, content, solutions and professional services for ArcGIS users.
The comprehensive new tornadic data set allows Esri users to integrate high-resolution tornado insights within ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online to better analyze and predict catastrophic losses. This listing helps Esri customers expand their access to patented weather-risk insights and satisfy the growing demand for enterprise climate intelligence.
“We’re pleased to welcome Athenium Analytics to Esri’s ArcGIS Marketplace,” said Robert Laudati, Director of Global Partners and Alliances at Esri. “Athenium brings a decade of risk analytics expertise, including leading-edge weather and climate intelligence solutions that enable public and private organizations to mitigate the risks associated with climate change.”
The growing need for climate intelligence
“2021 was a record year for severe convective storm activity, with an estimated US$3 billion in losses across the U.S., including from the unprecedented Quad-State Tornado,” said Dr. Jonathan Fairman, Senior Director of Meteorology at Athenium Analytics.
The United States averages around 1,200 tornadoes annually, about four times more than in all of Europe in any given year. But despite their frequency and potential for destruction, tornadic storms are still notoriously difficult to forecast. By publishing 25 years of high-resolution tornado data, Athenium Analytics enables new organizations to better analyze these events while leveraging the ArcGIS technology they know and trust.
Dr. Fairman added, “Our historical damage footprints provide the geospatial insights needed to help businesses, governments and researchers better understand and model tornado exposures in a changing climate.”
Helping organizations improve climate resilience
As a member of the EPN, Athenium Analytics can seamlessly deliver weather and climate risk intelligence through the ArcGIS Marketplace while benefiting from the platform’s reach, security and existing integrations. The Esri community is a diverse network of data-driven public and private organizations, which includes a number of property & casualty (P&C) insurance carriers who are particularly vulnerable to losses from severe weather events like tornadoes.
“Many of our insurance clients already leverage Esri’s ArcGIS software as part of their core workflows,” said Lindsay Gray, Chief Product Officer at Athenium Analytics. “By offering our climate risk analytics through the ArcGIS Marketplace, we can expand the reach of our proprietary data sets while also enhancing the insights carriers trust as part of the claims and underwriting process. It’s a win-win.”
As more enterprises invest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate resilience initiatives, Athenium Analytics is positioned to expand its offerings even further in the coming months.
Gray added, “Athenium Analytics also offers nationwide property risk scores for 12 perils and decades of carefully curated global weather data. We’re currently evaluating options for other Marketplace offerings in the future based on the needs of our clients.”
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About Athenium Analytics
Athenium Analytics provides the solutions and expertise that organizations need to mitigate risk and drive growth in a changing climate. Our powerful suite of business and climate intelligence—including AI and predictive analytics—leverages trillions of data points to help business leaders increase profitability, enhance internal operations and manage assets most vulnerable to climate risk. Athenium Analytics is a portfolio company of In-Q-Tel, the non-profit strategic investment fund serving the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. To learn more, visit www.athenium.com.