Princeton Climate Analytics applies the highest quality climate research to solve problems impacting global markets and people in need

Climate Data Points
Satellite and Sensor Data Processed Daily
Years of Global Data

PCA is a global leader in weather and climate information services, revolutionizing the quality and optimization of weather, water, and climate data

Multiple Verified Data Sources

Varied scalable data sources that draw from daily ground observations combined with forecasting and reanalysis models ensure more detailed coverage than relying solely on satellite feeds

Incomparable Precision

The most comprehensive and accurate climate data for use in risk analysis, business intelligence, and more


Instant access to both historical and real time data help create accurate short- and long-term forecasting models

Our Mission

Providing the benefits of decades of the highest quality climate research to global markets and to people in need.

Founding PCA

In early 2017, Princeton University Executive-in-Residence Joe Studholme met Eric Wood, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University. After determining that there was a strong market need for improved climate data products, they founded the company with Professor Justin Sheffield. They worked with Princeton University’s Office of Technology and Licensing to define, patent, and license the University’s IP for the exclusive commercial use of Princeton Climate Analytics, Inc.

Once the license was in place in late 2017,  key data science and technology team joined the company and began rapid commercial development and deployment of the Princeton Hydrological Engine (PHE). PCA’s first customers included the World Bank, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the EU/Copernicus Project and others as the company delivered the first in a series of high-quality climate data and analysis products.

The company supports ongoing research via its PCA Labs division, which continues to produce the world’s most advanced, scientifically validated hydrology data and analysis products. Additionally, the company continues its commitment to serving undeveloped communities by providing pro-bono data analysis, tools, monitoring and support to agricultural users in Africa via its ongoing UNESCO partnership.