On 5-7 of June 2019, we – like thousands of other experts in weather and water applications – were drawn to Geneva for the, Meteorological Technology World Expo – the world’s largest meteorological event with around 200 exhibiting companies and visitors from over 100 countries. The Expo is known for showcasing the latest climate, weather and hydrometeorological forecasting, measurement and analysis technologies. On the top of it, this year edition was co-timed with the 18th Session of WMO Congress, bringing even more experts in one location.
Here are our impressions from the MTWExpo2019:
When every second counts –Flood Warnings & Traffic Management
Looking at the headlines from the newspapers in the last few weeks, it was to be expected, that the topics of urban flood warnings and traffic management will be discussed many times at the Expo. We couldn’t be more right. Ability to detect different types of precipitation (also a drizzle) and recognize risk of icing in just a second is what experts in the traffic management expect from the radar precipitation sensors. Because every second can significantly increase the traffic safety. The same applies when a heavy rain occurs, or a flood warning should be issued – there is no time to be wasted for taking an action.
At our booth we presented our WS100 sensor, which helps to make important operational decisions within a few seconds. Due to the modern radar technology, it detects precipitation from the first drops. It measures not only the quantity, but also the type of precipitation.
Atmospheric Lidars – but which one for which needs?
OTT HydroMet was also present at the Conference: Holger Wille, our Product Manager and well-known Specialist in laser optical sensors, spoke about the atmospheric lidars market and newly launched Lufft CHM 8k cloud height sensor, showcasing the first realized projects and distinguishing it from other ceilometers.
Ways to maximize yield and minimize investment
Visitors to our booth have admitted that with increasing demands for better yield, continuous data to monitor disease risk and irrigation has never been more important. Having reliable data to appropriately respond to changing environmental conditions, can be the difference between a successful season and one to forget.
At MTWExpo 2019, OTT HydroMet Experts demonstrated the new ADCON Series 6 datalogger– a new generation of remote-controlled, ultra-low-power dataloggers for agricultural, meteorological and hydrological applications. ADCON Series 6 datalogger gets continuous time series data to assure vital information from the field to customer’s pc or smartphone for analysis.
Thank you for visiting our booth, many inspiring discussions and insights.