Award winning

We’ve known for a long time that oldWeather is awesome, and now it’s official: We’ve won the Royal Meteorological Society’s IBM award for ‘Innovation that matters’.

Well done to everybody – there is innovation in just about all components of oldWeather: our weather and climate contributions, the design and user interface of our website, our links to archives and the humanities, the ship histories we are constructing, the surrounding and supporting work of the Zooniverse, and especially the extraordinary contributions of many volunteer participants, who have gone above and beyond what we asked in many productive directions.

When we started oldWeather it was just a climate data rescue project. It still does that and does it well, but we’ve grown into something much richer, more powerful, and more fun; and that’s the doing of the volunteer participants more than the science team – ‘innovation that matters’ indeed.

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