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  • WMO weather information system improves access to data

    An international information system designed to improve and expand the exchange of data on weather, climate and water will help boost food security around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The UN agency, which launched the system last month (31 January), said it would improve access to meteorological observations and products for stakeholders including the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • GEONICA Participates and Sponsors in the Conference of the Technical Association of Roads on Winter Road Management Systems

    Organised by the Technical Road Association, on 22 March 2018 the technical conference "MDSS - Winter road management systems, a possible improvement" was held in the Assembly Hall of the Spanish Engineering Institute, located at Calle General Arrando, 38, Madrid. GEONICA's SAFE ROAD System is a Road Weather Information System (RWIS) that provides accurate environmental data for road traffic ...


    By Geonica SA

  • All About Flight Safety: Visit us at the World ATM Congress in Madrid

    The World ATM Congress is the world’s largest exhibition and conference for international air traffic management (ATM) with 8,500 visitors last year. This year the event, organised by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) together with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), will take place for the 7th time. The venue will be IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, with 21,000 m² ...

  • Russia – Korea – Mexico: Success Stories of the NIRS31 Road Sensor

    Launched in 2008, the NIRS31 was Lufft’s first non-contact road weather sensor that allows easy installation without road closures and costly construction work. It is therefore particularly suitable for the use on bridges where the installation of embedded ground probes entails structural risks. As bridges are usually exposed to stronger winds and the cooling and evaporation of the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • StaRWIS - the new stationary, non-invasive road weather sensor

    With the now available non-invasive, stationary road weather sensor StaRWIS we continued the evolution of spectroscopic sensors consequently. It is based on the award-winning technology of the mobile weather sensor MARWIS which was launched in end of 2014. The new road sensor can be mounted at heights of 5.5 meters above the ground and is a less-expensive alternative to NIRS31-UMB - the first ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft introduces new stationary, non-invasive road weather sensor for smart traffic applications

    With the now available non-invasive, stationary road weather sensor StaRWIS we continued the evolution of spectroscopic sensors consequently. It is based on the award-winning technology of the mobile weather sensor MARWIS which was launched in end of 2014. The new road sensor can be mounted at heights of 5.5 meters above the ground and is a less-expensive alternative to NIRS31-UMB - the first ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Road Weather: Lufft Sensors Win Tender in Estonia

    The Estonian system integrator Teede Tehnokeskus equipped six road weather stations of the Estonian Road Administration (ERA) with new Lufft technology. The System Integrator Teede Tehnokeskus offers engineering and consulting services in the field of road and traffic. They are a bridge between roads and technology. Teede Tehnokeskus creates solutions for collecting, analyzing and implementing ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Seamless Data Thanks to Mobile Weather Sensors

    Around 20% of all accidents with serious injuries and deaths on the roads are weather-related. The weather is also the reason why more than 30 billion hours of driving time are lost each year and shipping companies worldwide lose 2 – 3 billion $ annually. But how can these dangers and losses be reduced? And how can we best deal with temperature and precipitation fluctuations on our traffic ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • WEAM4i successful final workshop!

    On April 6th 2017, WEAM4i Final Workshop was held in Barcelona to present the results of the project and its success case studies During the event, the achievements of WEAM4i smart tools which lead to better efficiency in irrigation – of both Water and Energy – were illustrated by WEAM4i consortium. The tools were demonstrated in different sites in Spain, Portugal and Germany. The ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • USAID, NOAA, and World Meteorological Organization announce new Weather-Ready Nations Initiative

    his weekend, at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the World Meteorological Organization announced the creation of Weather-Ready Nations, a new program to improve the understanding of high impact weather, water, and climate events. The devastating effects of extreme events ...

  • Manage your critical road weather conditions

    Variable weather conditions and the increased frequency of extreme events present a significant challenge to those responsible for keeping roads safe and passable. Discover our Road Weather Solutions for Highways and Local Authorities! Accurate road weather information is the key to efficient decision making, and monitoring systems are dependent on the ability of sensors in or above the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Ultrasonic water level sensors monitor flooding in the Philippines

    A variety of factors make the Philippines, and especially the Manila region, among the most flood prone in the world. Tropical rains flow rapidly from mountain uplands to the Manila basin where dense urbanization accelerates run-off. To make matters worse, Manila is built on lowlands that are getting lower due to ground water extraction and the weight of urban concrete and steel. As a result, ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • RainWise Releases 2nd Generation Cellular Telemetry Unit, the TeleMET II

    RainWise Inc. has announced the release of their next generation TeleMET II cellular telemetry unit, offering the ultimate flexibly for transmitting weather data from their MK-III and AgroMET lines of weather stations to rainwise.net online cloud portal from remote areas with cellular service. The TeleMET II also delivers RainWise weather station data to other portals serviced by RainwiseNet such ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • GE Introduces New Analytics to Advance Electric Grid Operations

    GE recently (6/11) announced the availability of three new grid analytics that combine domain expertise with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to tackle pressing challenges in electric grid operations. The analytics use data from across transmission and distribution networks to help achieve goals for operational efficiency. The portfolio includes: Storm Readiness utilizes ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EPA announces more than $1 million for MSU and Michigan tech to examine extreme weather impacts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced more than $1 million for Michigan State University and Michigan Technological University to research the impact of extreme weather on water and air quality. Michigan State in East Lansing was awarded a $750,000 grant to quantify the relationship between extreme weather events and harmful algal blooms and to predict the effects of climate ...

  • New ESRL computing specialists advance federal efforts to link, improve earth system models

    A coupled air-ocean-wave model lets scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory better predict the impact of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. Researchers working with a NASA atmospheric general circulation model can swap in different chemistry packages, depending on the problem they are studying. People downloading data generated for the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, ...

  • EPA announces $748,902 for Ohio State University to examine extreme weather impacts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $748,902 grant for Ohio State University to study the connection between extreme weather and water quality. Ohio State researchers will study the relationship between water quality and extreme weather events that are projected to increase due to climate change. Increased flooding, excessive heat and prolonged droughts could harm water ...

  • NASA technology to enhance `Green` building efficiency

    NASA today announced that it is collaborating with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS), Inc. to develop a next-generation intelligent, automated, and integrated environmental monitoring and management capability for office buildings and research environments. The building control systems being developed jointly by NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and IBS signal a new era in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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)

  • Greg Barker keynote speech at the launch of the new Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme

    I am delighted to be able to address you at the launch of the new Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme. At about the same time that the Met Office Hadley Centre was opened by Prime Minister Thatcher in 1990, the IPCC was meeting close by, in Egham, to approve its very first Assessment Report. Margaret Thatcher, a Conservative by conviction and a scientist by training, understood the ...

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