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Vaisala launches new Indigo510 transmitter
16th September 2021

Vaisala launches new Indigo510 transmitter

The new product is compatible with all Indigo smart probes. The features include modular support for one probe at a time, and a large...

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HydroHub improves hydrological monitoring
8th September 2021

HydroHub improves hydrological monitoring

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has allocated CHF 2.4 million to the WMO Global Hydrometry Support Facility (WMO...

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Asia-Pacific needs to tackle overlapping crises
26th August 2021

Asia-Pacific needs to tackle overlapping crises

The Asia-Pacific region needs to step up efforts to prepare for and tackle complex, overlapping crises in order to increase the resilience...

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Earth Networks and NiMet announce partnership
20th August 2021

Earth Networks and NiMet announce partnership

Earth Networks, a global provider of weather intelligence, announced on Wednesday it formed a partnership with the Nigerian Meteorological...

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WMO Secretary-General remarks at IPCC Climate Change report launch
16th August 2021

WMO Secretary-General remarks at IPCC Climate Change report launch

WMO Secretary-General Prof. Petteri Taalas statement at the release of the IPCC AR6 Working Group 1 report 9 August 2021 WMO organized the...

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Enhancing Early Warning Systems in Cambodia and Laos
6th August 2021

Enhancing Early Warning Systems in Cambodia and Laos

Weather and climate conditions over the Indochina Peninsula, including Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), make it...

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EEC wins multiple Indonesian weather radar systems contracts
3rd August 2021

EEC wins multiple Indonesian weather radar systems contracts

During the first half of 2021 EEC was awarded multiple contracts through separate international tenders to deliver several advanced weather...

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Biral and MicroStep-MIS modernise 16 Nepalese airports
28th July 2021

Biral and MicroStep-MIS modernise 16 Nepalese airports

Over the past two years, meteorological experts Biral and MicroStep-MIS have been updating and upgrading all of the national airports...

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ECMWF and EC renew contract for Copernicus services
23rd July 2021

ECMWF and EC renew contract for Copernicus services

ECMWF has signed an agreement with the European Commission to continue implementing the EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)...

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New project scales up early warning systems in the Pacific
19th July 2021

New project scales up early warning systems in the Pacific

A new project, Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Early Warning Systems in the Pacific, has been launched with funding from the Climate...

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Alliance for Hydromet Development: Close the Gap
13th July 2021

Alliance for Hydromet Development: Close the Gap

The international community has issued a rallying call for greater investments in weather forecasts, early warning systems, and climate...

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European Meteorological Society strategic plan published
7th July 2021

European Meteorological Society strategic plan published

For the EMS, the process for preparing a new strategic plan started in the autumn of 2019 with the Council reviewing the current mission...

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Vaisala launches world-class air quality sensor
2nd July 2021

Vaisala launches world-class air quality sensor

Vaisala launches world-class air quality sensor complementing its monitoring solution to enhance quality of life, safety, efficiency, and...

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CREWS initiative mobilizes more funding
21st June 2021

CREWS initiative mobilizes more funding

The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative is mobilizing an additional US$ 28 million to deliver early warning systems...

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Vaisala’s project in Ethiopia gets go-ahead
15th June 2021

Vaisala’s project in Ethiopia gets go-ahead

Vaisala has received all the necessary approvals from Ethiopian and Finnish authorities for the weather observation and forecasting system...

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The Future of Weather and Climate Services
14th June 2021

The Future of Weather and Climate Services

WMO has held a top-level dialogue session on the future of weather and climate forecasting as part of its ongoing drive to strengthen...

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Vaisala opens new R&D and innovation center in Finland
7th June 2021

Vaisala opens new R&D and innovation center in Finland

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, has opened a new R&D and innovation center in Finland....

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Caribbean rolls out multi-hazard preparations for hurricane season
3rd June 2021

Caribbean rolls out multi-hazard preparations for hurricane season

The Caribbean is gearing up for yet another active Atlantic hurricane season, compounded by the continuing challenges and constraints of...

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Arctic assessment report shows faster rate of warming
23rd May 2021

Arctic assessment report shows faster rate of warming

New observations show that the increase in Arctic average surface temperature between 1979 and 2019 was three times higher than the global...

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Global investment in African weather forecasting critical
18th May 2021

Global investment in African weather forecasting critical

Global investment in African weather forecasting is urgently needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. African lives and...

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The Suez Canal: avoiding future crisis with weather observation data
10th May 2021

The Suez Canal: avoiding future crisis with weather observation data

In late March, the Ever Given, a cargo ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal made global news. The 1,400-foot-long cargo ship became jammed...

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Supercomputing leap in weather and climate forecasting
30th April 2021

Supercomputing leap in weather and climate forecasting

Met Office and Microsoft join forces to build world’s most powerful weather and climate forecasting supercomputer in UK. The Met...

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ECOWAS commits to Hydromet services
27th April 2021

ECOWAS commits to Hydromet services

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has declared its commitment to support the development of sustainable and reliable...

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Lightning density maps for every country in the world
26th April 2021

Lightning density maps for every country in the world

April 20th, 2021: Vaisala has published some of the insights their data has provided about lightning around the globe with their...

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WMO - climate change indicators and impacts worsened in 2020
22nd April 2021

WMO - climate change indicators and impacts worsened in 2020

Extreme weather combined with COVID-19 in a double blow for millions of people in 2020. However, the pandemic-related economic slowdown...

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LDCs welcome Systematic Observations Financing Facility
19th April 2021

LDCs welcome Systematic Observations Financing Facility

The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group has welcomed the proposed creation of the Systematic Observation Financing Facility (SOFF) to...

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Baron appoints Jon Tarleton VP of international sales efforts
16th April 2021

Baron appoints Jon Tarleton VP of international sales efforts

Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jon Tarleton as the new Vice President of...

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Vaisala equipment in action on Mars NASA mission
15th April 2021

Vaisala equipment in action on Mars NASA mission

NASA’s Perseverance rover has now spent its first months on the surface of Mars. The testing and deployment phase is proceeding well,...

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Leonardo announces new contract wins
8th April 2021

Leonardo announces new contract wins

Leonardo, through its subsidiary LEONARDO Germany GmbH, has recently seen its meteorological business go from strength to strength with a...

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ClimSA climate services programme launched
7th April 2021

ClimSA climate services programme launched

Over 160 participants from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions and Europe gathered online on 30 March to take part in the official...

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OMS launches next-gen weather observation satellites
1st April 2021

OMS launches next-gen weather observation satellites

On 30 March Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), a leader in advanced instrumentation for earth observation, unveiled the capabilities of its...

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NOAA upgrades flagship U.S. global weather model
24th March 2021

NOAA upgrades flagship U.S. global weather model

Model improvements will enhance forecasts for a wide range of weather. For the first time, the GFS will be coupled with a global wave model...

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New study shows socio-economic benefits of weather observations
20th March 2021

New study shows socio-economic benefits of weather observations

Behind every weather forecast, every early warning of life-threatening hazards, and every long-term climate change projection are...

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First-of-its-kind plug-and-play weather solution
15th March 2021

First-of-its-kind plug-and-play weather solution

Vaisala redefines weather intelligence with first-of-its-kind plug-and-play weather solution to support business operations and...

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Croatian weather radar agreement for Vaisala
15th March 2021

Croatian weather radar agreement for Vaisala

Facilitated by Vaisala’s local partner, Zagrel d.o.o., this weather radar agreement empowers the Croatian Meteorological and...

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Vaisala launches first-of-its-kind Ceilometer CL61
15th March 2021

Vaisala launches first-of-its-kind Ceilometer CL61

The first-of-its-kind lidar-based atmospheric measurement device provides atmospheric, cloud height, and mixing layer data with...

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The Red Planet is in sight
15th March 2021

The Red Planet is in sight

FMI and Vaisala’s scientific measurement instruments onboard Mars rover are ready for action NASA’s Perseverance rover,...

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Colombian Airport installs DTN weather alerting system
12th March 2021

Colombian Airport installs DTN weather alerting system

The El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia, recently named DTN, a leading data, analytics and technology company, as their...

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New Lightning Alert System for Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila
12th March 2021

New Lightning Alert System for Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila

Weather impacts airport operations every day. It is important that airports get ahead of the storm with advanced weather tracking,...

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Biral and MicroStep-MIS Gain Russian Certification
11th March 2021

Biral and MicroStep-MIS Gain Russian Certification

On February 3 2021, the Russian office of MicroStep-MIS received the certificate of state registration of measuring instruments for...

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Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium
2nd March 2021

Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium

Never before in over 1,000 years has the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), also known as Gulf Stream System, been as weak...

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Future ocean warming boosts tropical rainfall extremes
23rd February 2021

Future ocean warming boosts tropical rainfall extremes

Ocean warming predicted to cause a twofold increase in amplitude of rainfall fluctuations over the tropical Pacific. The El...

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WMO boosts regional cooperation in Asia-Pacific
22nd February 2021

WMO boosts regional cooperation in Asia-Pacific

The Typhoon Committee, which symbolizes the successful cooperation between WMO and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for...

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Artificial intelligence can boost disaster management
17th February 2021

Artificial intelligence can boost disaster management

The World Meteorological Organization is participating in a new interdisciplinary Focus Group to contend with the increasing prevalence and...

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Scintec announces new product launches for 2021
13th February 2021

Scintec announces new product launches for 2021

The year 2021 continues to pose a challenge to individuals all over the globe. Societies respond. Demands and markets are changing. People...

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A new lightning warning system from Biral
9th February 2021

A new lightning warning system from Biral

Volcanic activity and imminent eruptions can be detected with a novel new lightning warning system. In 2020 alone, the Smithsonian...

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Extreme weather events surge in number and impact - OTT Blog
4th February 2021

Extreme weather events surge in number and impact - OTT Blog

The weather is becoming deadlier. The past two decades brought nearly twice as many natural disasters as the 20 years before. Rising...

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Vaisala webinar - weather intelligence in your port
1st February 2021

Vaisala webinar - weather intelligence in your port

Join Vaisala in this webinar on Wednesday February 17 to learn more about how to take accurate measurements on ports, ships, and offshore...

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Filling the data gaps for effective adaptation investments
29th January 2021

Filling the data gaps for effective adaptation investments

The Systematic Observations Financing Facility - filling the data gaps for effective adaptation investments. Over the last two days, more...

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EEC selected to supply new weather radar to Hong Kong Observatory
22nd January 2021

EEC selected to supply new weather radar to Hong Kong Observatory

After many months of technical reviews and negotiations, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) selected EEC to supply a new Defender SK850...

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Why a green electricity grid depends on weather forecasts improving
15th January 2021

Why a green electricity grid depends on weather forecasts improving

Boxing Day 2020 was so blustery that more than half of the UK’s daily electricity was met by wind power for the first time. Just over...

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Will Global Warming Bring a Change in the Winds?
12th January 2021

Will Global Warming Bring a Change in the Winds?

Dust from the Deep Sea Provides a Clue. The westerlies—or westerly winds—play an important role in weather and climate both...

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2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat
5th January 2021

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat

As 2020 draws to an end, it closes the warmest decade (2011-2020) on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This year...

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World Climate Research Programme to be restructured
23rd December 2020

World Climate Research Programme to be restructured

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is to be restructured, building on its 40 years of successful fundamental climate research to...

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AI model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts
17th December 2020

AI model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts

Today's weather forecasts come from some of the most powerful computers on Earth. The huge machines churn through millions of calculations...

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WMO announces winners of Weather Apps Awards
16th December 2020

WMO announces winners of Weather Apps Awards

The World Meteorological Organization has announced the winners of a new Weather Apps Awards competition and its annual Calendar...

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Arctic Report Card confirms climate change disruption
11th December 2020

Arctic Report Card confirms climate change disruption

Climate change continues to disrupt the Arctic, with the second-highest air temperatures and second-lowest summer sea ice driving a cascade...

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UNEP Emissions Gap report urges “green pandemic recovery”
10th December 2020

UNEP Emissions Gap report urges “green pandemic recovery”

A green pandemic recovery could cut up to 25 per cent off predicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the...

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Charting a New Climate: report released
8th December 2020

Charting a New Climate: report released

Charting a New Climate is a report on physical climate risks and opportunities from Phase II of the Task Force for Climate-related...

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26-member ACCORD consortium launched to improve forecasting in Europe
7th December 2020

26-member ACCORD consortium launched to improve forecasting in Europe

Met Éireann is now a member of ACCORD the largest research consortium globally focused on the research and development of...

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Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season ends
2nd December 2020

Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season ends

The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on 30 November with a record-breaking 30 named tropical storms,...

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Greek giant's wind measurement campaign gets go ahead
30th November 2020

Greek giant's wind measurement campaign gets go ahead

ZX Lidars technology makes the challenging terrain of western Greece no obstacle to a comprehensive and accurate wind measurement...

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WMO welcomes launch of new ocean-monitoring satellite
26th November 2020

WMO welcomes launch of new ocean-monitoring satellite

The World Meteorological Organization has welcomed the successful launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring...

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Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Weather Forecasting
25th November 2020

Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Weather Forecasting

One of the first things people want to know before taking a trip is what the weather will be like wherever they are headed. For Artemis...

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Vaisala launches new temperature & humidity probe
24th November 2020

Vaisala launches new temperature & humidity probe

Vaisala to expand its premium Indigo product range with high-performance HMP1 probe for humidity and temperature measurements in high-end...

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Shift in atmospheric rivers could affect Antarctic sea ice, glaciers
24th November 2020

Shift in atmospheric rivers could affect Antarctic sea ice, glaciers

Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually...

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Vaisala webinar: energy efficiency with better weather insights
20th November 2020

Vaisala webinar: energy efficiency with better weather insights

Thursday 10 December. Heating and cooling demands are highly weather dependent: even minor fluctuations in temperature, humidity, wind...

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Upgraded radar for self-driving cars
20th November 2020

Upgraded radar for self-driving cars

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at the University...

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A framework for research linking weather, climate and COVID-19
17th November 2020

A framework for research linking weather, climate and COVID-19

A framework for research linking weather, climate and COVID-19 has been published in Nature Communication. The paper follows the WMO...

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Acclimatise acquired by Willis Towers Watson
12th November 2020

Acclimatise acquired by Willis Towers Watson

Acclimatise has been acquired by leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, Willis Towers Watson. The move sees the...

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3D-printed weather stations could enable more science for less money
12th November 2020

3D-printed weather stations could enable more science for less money

An inexpensive monitoring system with 3D-printed parts and low-cost sensors might not last as long as a commercial one, but it can be just...

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New Atlantic Ocean atmospheric electricity study
6th November 2020

New Atlantic Ocean atmospheric electricity study

INESC TEC, together with the Portuguese Navy, within the scope of the Space Atmosphere Ocean Interactions in the Marine Boundary Layer...

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Caribbean has record-breaking heat season
5th November 2020

Caribbean has record-breaking heat season

A number of heat records were broken in the Caribbean in 2020. Notably, in September, Dominica, Grenada and Puerto Rico broke their...

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WMO and IATA Agree to Improve Aircraft Meteorological Reporting
3rd November 2020

WMO and IATA Agree to Improve Aircraft Meteorological Reporting

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and World Meteorological Organization have signed an agreement to increase and improve...

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South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System Launched
29th October 2020

South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System Launched

The South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (South Asia FFGS) has been officially launched, ushering in the prospect of improved early...

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Earth just had its hottest September on record
19th October 2020

Earth just had its hottest September on record

With 3 months left, 2020 could rank among three-warmest years on record for globe Unprecedented heat around the world vaulted September...

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Volta Basin seeks to increase resilience to floods and drought
13th October 2020

Volta Basin seeks to increase resilience to floods and drought

In the past few months many parts of the Volta Basin have been hit by heavy rainfall, causing floods which have displaced thousands of...

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ECMWF moves towards a policy of open data
13th October 2020

ECMWF moves towards a policy of open data

From today (7 October 2020), hundreds of ECMWF forecast charts will become free and accessible to all. Medium-range, extended-range and...

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Vaisala's new method for detecting power transformer air leaks
25th September 2020

Vaisala's new method for detecting power transformer air leaks

The new method, based on measuring total pressure of all dissolved gases in the power transformer insulation oil, will help customers...

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Satellite telemetry supports flood protection in Scotland
25th September 2020

Satellite telemetry supports flood protection in Scotland

In recent years the development of flood warning systems has benefited from advances in sensor, datalogger and communications technology....

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Anniversary for Orbital Micro Systems’ IOD-1 GEMS EO Satellite
25th September 2020

Anniversary for Orbital Micro Systems’ IOD-1 GEMS EO Satellite

Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) recently marked the one-year anniversary of their IOD-1 GEMS Earth Observation (EO) satellite. The system, part...

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Meteorage launches the GLISS project
24th September 2020

Meteorage launches the GLISS project

Global Lightning Information Services System Dedicated to National Met Services, GLISS is a solution to help developing countries mitigate...

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 Artwork shows changes in air pollution during lockdown
23rd September 2020

Artwork shows changes in air pollution during lockdown

A scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has contributed to a digital artwork showing the impact of the COVID-19...

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Solar Panels Power World’s Highest Weather Station
23rd September 2020

Solar Panels Power World’s Highest Weather Station

For anyone who scoffs at the notion that solar panels work in cold weather, check out this new weather station sitting on the Balcony just...

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Standalone lightning warning system for petrochemical facilities
19th September 2020

Standalone lightning warning system for petrochemical facilities

Lightning strikes the ground in the UK around 300,000 times a year and for many petrochemical manufacturing facilities they can play a...

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Accolade for OMS from Frost & Sullivan
10th September 2020

Accolade for OMS from Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan Selects Orbital Micro Systems for its 2020 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in Environmental Monitoring...

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 South Asian forecasters are trained in flash floods warnings
11th August 2020

South Asian forecasters are trained in flash floods warnings

A global initiative to improve early warnings of flash floods – one of the deadliest natural hazards _ has advanced in South Asia,...

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Arctic: heat, fire and melting ice
11th August 2020

Arctic: heat, fire and melting ice

Exceptional and prolonged heat in Siberia has fuelled unprecedented Arctic fires, with high carbon emissions. At the same time, rapidly...

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WMO will verify temperature of 54.4°C in USA
11th August 2020

WMO will verify temperature of 54.4°C in USA

The World Meteorological Organization will verify a temperature reading of 54.4°C (130°F), recorded at Death Valley, California, on...

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Seattle Avionics Selects Baron to Deliver High-quality Weather Data
11th August 2020

Seattle Avionics Selects Baron to Deliver High-quality Weather Data

API Integration puts data directly into the hands of pilots. Seattle Avionics is a leader in flight information software. Since the...

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Contagion model to predict flooding in urban areas
11th August 2020

Contagion model to predict flooding in urban areas

Inspired by the same modeling and mathematical laws used to predict the spread of pandemics, researchers at Texas A&M University have...

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New microsite now live for thunderstorm detection system
11th August 2020

New microsite now live for thunderstorm detection system

Meteorological equipment specialist Biral has just launched a new, mobile friendly microsite www.lightningearlywarning.com for its new and...

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Biral celebrates 45th anniversary
11th August 2020

Biral celebrates 45th anniversary

This month sees the 45th anniversary of Biral, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of specialist meteorological...

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