Spire Global, Inc. (“Spire” or the “Company”) has hired Dr. Neil Jacobs as a Scientific Advisor. In his role, Dr. Jacobs will work with Spire’s leadership team to further commercialize the company’s weather solutions and strengthen the data offerings to government partners.
Dr. Jacobs previously served as the Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Prior to his government post, he served as chief atmospheric scientist at Panasonic Avionics Corporation.
He was previously Director of Research and Business Development at AirDat LLC, where he worked on the development of the company’s Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting weather monitoring system before the company was acquired by Panasonic Avionics Corporation.
Dr. Jacobs holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, in mathematics and physics, from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Science and a PhD in atmospheric science from North Carolina State University.
“Neil brings with him not only a deep scientific background, but also experience in both the private and public sectors,” said Peter Platzer, Spire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The impacts of climate change on business and society will only increase as we look forward. I am confident that Neil’s unique perspective will prove indispensable as we build towards ever more accurate and valuable weather solutions for our customers.”