Embeddable Map To Display Weather Conditions, Photos, Videos And Blogs Along The Route of The North Atlantic Row
The OAR Project is delighted to announce wunderground.com a silver sponsor. This is the world’s first attempt to row across the North Atlantic from St John’s, Newfoundland to Bristol, England, continuing to London via the inland waterways. Andrew Morris and Roz Savage will also be the first male/female team ever to cross the North Atlantic and aim arrive in London in time to celebrate the start of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Wunderground.com was the Internet’s first weather site and has become one of the largest weather data providers in the world. Weather Underground has created an interactive map that will enable web users around the globe to track Andrew and Roz’ progress across the North Atlantic, as well as view live weather conditions and forecasts, video updates and blogs.
We’re really excited to be lending our technological expertise help track the progress of this amazing project,” said Alan Steremberg, President and co-founder of Weather Underground. “Our interactive mapping capabilities will enable web users at home to follow the rowers’ progress and view the North Atlantic’s extreme weather conditions.
“We really wanted to be able to open up the world of ocean rowing to the general public” said Roz Savage from the OAR Project. “The interactive map will be a way for people to feel as if they are with us on the boat – without the seasickness! We are very grateful to Weather Underground for their support.”
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Weather Underground: The world’s first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. Home to more than 20 million users and weather provider to partners such as Google, The Associated Press and CBS, the company’s state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. With more than 24,000 users contributing local observations from personal weather stations, Weather Underground is able to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions for the most finely targeted areas. In addition to serving free online weather information to millions of unique users every month, Weather Underground delivers custom-designed weather page solutions to an array of businesses and media clients – both online and in print.
The OAR Project is a world first in ocean rowing. Andrew Morris and Roz Savage, both experienced ocean rowers, will cross over 2000 miles of the treacherous North Atlantic before continuing up the Bristol Channel and all the way to London via the UK’s inland waterways. They will set off by May 14th 2012 and aim to arrive in London in time for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 27th.
Andrew and Roz met in 2005 when competing in same ocean rowing race from the Canary Islands to Antigua, albeit in different boats. For both of them, this was their first taste of ocean rowing and their journeys each sparked a sense of adventure that has remained with them.
Andrew Morris is a British entrepreneur with varied business interests including award-winning companies ranging in diversity from shipping to iconic motorbike manufacture. He also has a passionate interest in motor racing.
A latecomer to the life of adventure, Brit Roz Savage worked as a management consultant in London for 11 years. As well as the Atlantic, Roz has completed rows across the Pacific and Indian oceans. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat.
In 2010 Roz was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. Roz is also a United Nations Climate Hero, an Athlete Ambassador for 350.org, and an Ambassador for the Blue Project.
In addition to this incredible North Atlantic rowing challenge, the OAR Project has created a unique education program, OAR Inspiring. Bringing a real adventure to life in the classroom, OAR Inspiring is designed to teach the positive aspects of endeavor, courage and challenge and encourage young people to broaden their horizons. Working in conjunction with the Rowing Foundation, a UK charity, the OAR Project is also raising money for an OAR Legacy fleet of rowing boats that will help young people from deprived areas get out on the water.