AIR Worldwide recently joined The Risk Prediction Initiative 2.0 (RPI2.0), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to focus academic research toward the needs of the insurance and reinsurance industry.

RPI was founded in 1995, but in 2012 it became the new and improved RPI2.0 when it refocused its efforts from climate change time scales to seasonal-to-five-year (medium-term) time frames. In doing so it provided its members with a more useful strategic horizon for re/insurance applications and decision-making processes.