hydrometeorology data management News

  • Satellite data instrumental in combating desertification

    With land degradation in dryland regions continuing to worsen, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification has agreed on scientist-recommended indicators for monitoring and assessing desertification that signatory countries must report on. The landmark agreement was reached after two weeks of negotiations involving hundreds of scientists and government ministers attending the Ninth Session of the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • OneRain Announces Major Software Release for its Contrail Hydrologic Data Collection Platform

    OneRain Inc., a leading provider of real-time and historical hydrologic and rainfall-related data solutions and services, recently announced a major new software release for its Contrail® platform that brings full capabilities and accessibility to all devices (desktop, mobile, tablet) for a rich, engaging, context-relevant user experience. Contrail is the leading enterprise-level software ...


    By OneRain Incorporated

  • Campbell Scientific Canada selects KISTERS WISKI to support Field and Data Services Department

    After a detailed evaluation process of several meteorological data management solutions, both in-house and those from third party suppliers, Campbell Scientific Canada's (CSC) Field and Data Services Department decided to select the WISKI software from KISTERS as their preferred solution for managing client monitoring networks. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Campbell Scientific Canada is an ISO ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Atmospheric and Environmental Research Teams with NOAA on Hail and Severe Storms Risk Management Initiative

    A collaboration announced today uses NOAA research and data to help the insurance industry anticipate and react to storm damage, saving time and money. The alliance between Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) supports the research and development of operational weather risk management solutions for ...

  • Bad weather is good news for OTT Hydrometry

    OTT Hydrometry, the specialist manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment, has announced that 2015 was its best year ever in the UK. “Product sales were very good across all ranges,” comments Managing Director Nigel Grimsley. “Our water quality, level and flow monitors all performed very well; as did out meteorological, datalogging and telemetry instrumentation.” ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • OTT launches new Smart Weather Sensors

    Specialist hydrometeorological instrumentation company OTT Hydrometry has a long history in the development of leading edge sensor technology and the latest additions to the company's family of weather monitoring instruments exemplify the company's focus on high levels of performance combined with both simplicity of use and minimal maintenance. The newest version of the Pluvio2 offers the most ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • WMO signs agreement to establish monitoring centre for hydrology of lakes and rivers

    The creation and subsequent operation of an international data centre on the hydrology of lakes and reservoirs has for a long time been expected by the international scientific community. For example, longterm, highquality data from lakes, such as water levels, and freeze and breakup dates, provide a valuable indicator for regional climate variability and change. Despite the existence of various ...

  • In-Situ® Inc. Donates Water Level Tapes to Sierra Leone to Help Protect Groundwater Sources Adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities

    In-Situ® Inc. has donated 11 groundwater level dip tapes to The Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is in the grip of the worst Ebola outbreak in history and the dip tapes are being used to monitor groundwater levels at wells and boreholes adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities. The tapes will then be deployed to local councils to help establish an initial national ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • WMO welcomes new generation of meteorological satellites

    The Himawari-8 geostationary meteorological satellite managed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) began operation at 02 UTC on 7 July 2015, replacing the previous MTSAT-2 operational satellite. The true-color composite imagery at 02 UTC captured three typhoons in the Pacific. Himawari-8 was launched using H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25 on 7 October 2014 from the Tanegashima Space Center, and ...

  • OneRain announces Secure SSL-protected access to Contrail® Web and Contrail Inventory

    OneRain's Contrail Web and hosted Contrail Inventory customers will soon benefit from secure and protected data with the hosted service's next software update. Contrail Web is the Software as a Service edition of OneRain's Contrail Enterprise-level application that enables the complete management and dissemination of real-time data ...


    By OneRain Incorporated

  • OneRain Incorporated Names Fritz Law as Director of U.S. Sales

    OneRain Incorporated, headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, recently announced that Fritz Law has joined the company as Director of U.S. Sales. Fritz will lead the effort to broaden the use of the company’s early flood warning and end-to-end hydrologic monitoring systems into areas such as dam safety and operations, stormwater and wastewater management. Fritz brings a wealth of experience ...


    By OneRain Incorporated

  • MCERTS delivers confidence in multi-parameter monitors

    Simon Wills, Managing Director of OTT Hydrometry, the hydrometeorological and water quality instrumentation company, was presented with an MCERTS certificate for Hydrolab water quality monitors at WWEM 2010. Simon was accompanied by Lea Ann Zullig the Global Director of Sales and Marketing for Hydrolab products. In this article, Simon explains the reasoning behind this initiative and outlines the ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Smaller glaciers more vulnerable

    The report presents the analysis of an on-going research to monitor two central Himalayan glaciers since 2006 - Gangotri, a 30km long glacier; and Kafni, a 4.2km one. 'The rapid decline of smaller glaciers is of concern,' said Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF India. 'These glaciers are perhaps more vulnerable to local climate variations. We see a need for more long- term and ...


  • Flood risk in Europe: the long-term outlook

    Floods in Central Europe have caused deaths and widespread property damage across parts of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Such events are likely to increase in Europe for several reasons including climate change, according to recent assessments from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Floods, storms and other hydro-meteorological events account for around two thirds of the ...

  • Reinforced heating: The new Ventus-X from Lufft for extreme locations

    Summer is drawing to an end and the cold season is approaching. Reason enough for the Lufft sensor company to introduce an upgraded version of the VENTUS ultrasonic wind sensor – the VENTUS-X. The revised sensor is equipped with an enhanced 240-watt heater and is available from now on. To get it ready for the market, Avinor, the Norwegian airport integrator, put the VENTUS-X to the test ...

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