Building Weather Resilience with Comprehensive Meteorological Infrastructure Programs – VAISALA

The challenge
Climate change is bringing challenges for everyone, and this is especially true for the meteorology sector. There have been twice as many weather-related deaths in the past ten years than in the 1980s, and with adverse weather events becoming more and more common, forecasting and responding to issues before they worsen is getting more important. For example, knowing about hurricanes with even more advanced warning gives people enough time to get to safety, limiting the human cost of some of the most severe adverse weather events.

Why improve these systems?
Improving the meteorological infrastructure does more than simply theoretical good, but has a major impact on some key metrics. For example, better forecasting can save thousands of lives, and businesses have far less downtime as a result of being able to prepare. Every mitigation of adverse weather provides thousands of hours of human productivity, which drives sectors such as agriculture, traffic and energy forward. With the most advanced insights, we can even make a difference in the rate of climate change across the world.

Vaisala is a weather observation organisation that is recognised as a world leader. With over 25 offices on every inhabited continent, Vaisala is offering a holistic approach that improves meteorological services and builds stability and security in the meteorological infrastructure.

The holistic process
There are six steps in Vaisala’s Meteorological Infrastructure and Capability Development (MICD) process. These are:
– Weather: Weather events start to occur, with some patterns recognisable from past events taking place in weather fronts.
– Observing: Observation systems take on the data from these fronts, including wind profiling and precipitation measurements.
– Forecasting: Using this data as a tool for creating accurate forecasts.
– Communication: Contacting and warning any potentially affected parties about the impending weather front and events.
– Action: Third-parties take action to protect their lives and their property.
– Value: The third party ends the process with greater value than if there was no intervention from the system.

Integrating all of these aspects of forecasting and meteorology into one system ensures that meteorologists are able to make a significant impact on people’s lives in a relatively short period of time.

What does Vaisala do?
Vaisala offers weather observation teams all of the tools they need for this cycle. This includes all of the necessary observation technology, along with solutions that are designed for the most challenging of environments. Not only does Vaisala offer the equipment, but logistical support is in place for the planning of your meteorological infrastructure.

These impacts have already been demonstrated around the world. For example, in the Bahamas, Vaisala supported the improvement of the observation network, developed better forecasting for the region and trained staff on all of the right devices. This support means that the islands are far less vulnerable to adverse weather events in comparison to their past experiences.

If you’re interested in installing meteorological systems, get in touch with the Bayanat Engineering Qatar team today to find out more about our services and how we can support your facility in any meteorology needs.