Simon van den Dries
Spire Global, Inc. (Spire), a globally renowned provider of space-based data and analytics solutions, has announced the expansion of its Maritime Weather solutions portfolio. By providing more accurate and reliable insights, Spire is continuing to support its customers as a trusted source for open ocean weather data. The Spire Weather team has added 10 years of historical weather data from across the entire planet. Historical data is vital for understanding weather patterns, planning future voyages, retroactive investigations, and daily marine activities worldwide. Reliable weather forecasts allow businesses to improve planning and reduce risk. Accurate historical weather data Spire’s historical data, like its forecast data, is gridded with 12 km resolution Spire’s historical data, like its forecast data, is gridded with 12 km resolution – which allows customers to get weather data in uniform resolution. This historical weather data is actionable and accurate, to create AI driven models with a 1:1 match of forecast data sets. Users can not only explain past performance, but also assess future performance for every location around the globe. “Open ocean forecasts used to be laden with errors, but now thanks to radio occultation technology, forecasts are far more accurate,” said Simon van den Dries, General Manager, Spire Maritime. Maritime Weather solutions Spire’s Maritime Weather team is also launching six new industry-focused solutions, combining historical and forecast variables customised for business needs and providing data specific to the customer segment use case. These new data solutions are centered around shipping and logistics, ports and terminals, finance and insurance, oil and gas, government and security, and the environment. Simon van den Dries said, “Spire takes a customer-first approach and after analysing the challenges that the maritime industry tackled in 2020, we knew the time was right to create industry-specific data solutions, using real-time and historical weather data.” Smart collection of data Simon adds, “The operational usage-based set of attributes highlights exactly what each customer needs and creates a smart collection of data that is tailor-made for the challenges each industry faces. It helps eliminate scattered weather attributes and supports what customers need from a maritime perspective.” As of January 2021, Spire Global has over 100 satellites in orbit that are collecting millions of messages per day. Spire will continue to provide more data and insights to provide more accurate and actionable weather forecasts for the maritime industry.
Spire Global, Inc. (Spire), a globally renowned provider of space-based data and analytics solutions, has announced a planned business combination with NavSight Holdings, Inc. (NavSight) and that Mark Dembitz, the former APAC Head of Sales and Operations at Dathena, has re-joined Spire as the APAC Sales Director of Maritime Solutions. “We are excited to welcome Mark Dembitz back to the Spire team. Mark was integral in the development of sales processes for the maritime products and we will use his expertise as we seek to expand our products into new markets,” said Simon van den Dries, General Manager, Spire Maritime. Past experience in Spire Global Mark Dembitz worked at Spire from August 2015 to October 2018, as a Business Development Executive. During that time, Mr. Dembitz partnered with executives, product, pre-sales, marketing, and customer support teams, in order to develop and implement new products and commercial models, leading to enhanced product adoption, better customer experience, and faster revenue growth. Before re-joining Spire, Mark Dembitz was Head of Sales & Operations – APAC at Dathena Mr. Dembitz was Spire’s highest revenue producer in 2017, having built a multi-million dollar potential deal pipeline, across both the government and the private sector in Asia-Pacific region, during his time at Spire. Before re-joining Spire, Mark Dembitz was Head of Sales & Operations – APAC at Dathena, a deep-tech company using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to develop next-generation data protection and data security tools. Growth of Spire Maritime “When I joined Spire almost 5 years ago, the product roadmap was in its infancy – now I believe Spire Maritime is at a critical point, where it has the resources and expertise to bring solutions to new markets,” said Mark Dembitz, APAC Sales Director, Spire Maritime, adding “I’m motivated to re-join the Spire Maritime team and build on my experience bringing data solutions to the APAC region.” Under Mark Dembitz’s leadership, Spire Maritime will seek to expand in the Asia Pacific region. With solutions such as Spire Analytics and Dynamic AIS, Spire Maritime aims to bring marine data solutions on vessel locations, weather conditions, and global shipping activity to new markets. Spire expects to close its previously announced anticipated business combination with NavSight in the summer of 2021.
Spire Global, Inc. (Spire), a globally renowned provider of space-based data and analytics solutions, has announced the launch of a new platform and a new analytics product for the maritime industry. Spire Bridge and Spire Analytics will allow customers to create their own dashboards and alerts customised to their specific use cases. Spire Analytics Through the Spire Bridge portal, customers can now access the company’s new product, Spire Analytics, to monitor data usage, get support, documentation, and product updates to activate and operationalise the data that Spire measures and provides. Having a dedicated location for all of these features will allow data users to access insights and support faster. “After listening to our customers, the Maritime team has developed a platform for users to better access the data and information they need when they need it. Spire puts its customers first and Spire Bridge is a result of this philosophy,” said Simon van den Dries, General Manager, Spire Maritime. Spire Maritime API data services Spire Analytics transforms maritime data into actionable insights To expand Spire Maritime API data services, the team has introduced new analytics capabilities that provide valuable time savings for developers and data engineers. Spire Analytics transforms maritime data into actionable insights, in order to help solve the maritime industry’s business challenges. This tool allows customers to graph, report, and visualise the data. It can also filter searches by ship type, voyage, density map, and more. For customers looking for a faster way to get information about a fleet, port, anchorage, or terminal event, the company’s easy-to-use dashboard can filter the information and deliver the data they need, in order to make data-driven decisions, case by case, without all the background noise. Industry-specific dashboards “Spire Maritime’s industry-specific dashboards are easy to use, customisable and deliver in-depth insights to help predict outcomes, test business strategies and automate decision making. These new features will allow Spire’s customers to use data in more actionable ways,” said Max Abouchar, Product Manager, Spire Maritime. As of January 2021, Spire Global has over 100 satellites in orbit that are collecting hundreds of million messages per day. Spire will continue to provide more data and insights to enable the digital transformation of organisations towards data-driven opportunities in the maritime industry.