Forecasting the Advancement of Technology
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Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) is a unique non-profit that relies heavily on technology. We’re comprised of an administrative facility, a mountaintop research facility, two interactive science museums and nineteen remote weather stations.
In a world of rapid advancements in technology, it’s imperative to have the resources necessary for current operations and future growth. Resources can include IT infrastructure equipment, software, qualified staff and time but in most cases it’s all inclusive. The limitation is lack of funds.
MWO is currently experiencing setbacks due to dated systems as well as insufficient IT staff. In order to resolve these issues, several areas for improvement have been identified. The most critical being:
- Purchase new servers to replace outdated equipment and provide reliability and backups at both the summit and valley locations.
- Invest in a VoIP phone system to replace the current outdated system.
- Replace aging instruments at all nineteen remote mesonet sites.
- Develop more interactive and informative website features, including a smartphone app.
- Hire additional IT staff.
The time has come to make an investment in the future of our IT systems and department. With designated funding we can leverage technology to ensure that these critical systems are properly maintained and updated, further ensuring accuracy, efficiency, growth and reliability.
We need your continued support: Please make a donation of any amount by April 30 to help us close out our fiscal year and ensure the sufficient funding is in place to provide the resources necessary for this important initiative.
It’s your support that allows us to continue adding to our 80-plus year climate record, educate the public about the science of weather and climate and conduct scientific research at the Home of the World’s Worst Weather. Thank you for your generosity.
Mount Washington Observatory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, so gifts to the Observatory are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.
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Abby Blackburn, Membership and Donor Relations Manager
(603) 356-2137, ext. 230