Arria partners with global earthquake forecaster

Arria NLG, a big data spin-out from Aberdeen University, has signed a partnership with California-based earthquake forecaster GeoCosmo.

GeoCosmo, a global leader in earth quake forecasting, has managed to forecast 22 out of 22 3.1 magnitude and above earthquakes in their South American test area since sensors were deployed in 2012.

They are currently developing forecasting services that will be able to detect major earthquakes days and weeks ahead of their occurrence. GeoCosmo’s new technology leverages semiconductor physics, satellites and big data algorithms to pick up detectable precursory signals from Earth’s tectonic plates, and identify disasters before they happen.

Arria NLG’s specialty lies in communicating complex data sets in natural language that reads as if written by a human.

Using this technology, GeoCosmo is hoping to bridge the data distance between semiconductor physics and plain language. Arria’s technology will be used to automate the analysis of seismic event data and report on large data sets in real time.

Such reports and dynamic dashboards, in English and other languages can include status and alerts for dissemination to appropriate authorities, media and populations.

“Through this relationship with GeoCosmo, Arria’s platform will soon be able to interpret complex sources of scientific data to communicate incredibly valuable information to affected communities” said Sharon Daniels, Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Arria NLG.