What is a Vandalism-Tolerant Meteorological Network?

MeteoHelix agricultural weather station overlooking crop field experiments in a vandalism prone area.

MeteoHelix agricultural weather station overlooking crop field experiments in a vandalism prone area.

Vandalism-tolerant meteorological network

  • A high-density meteorological network based on affordable WMO conforming micro weather stations is inherently vandalism-proof.

  • Larger data density allows the network to absorb a large number of end-point weather station vandalism failures while maintaining sufficient data density.

  • Redundancy of wireless data coverage based on IoT technologies affords the network even more reliability.

  • Combined with a micro weather station designed to prevent data access to thieves and with minimal resale or recyclable material value, this will de-incentivize serial vandals and thieves.

What weather station was designed from the onset for vandalism tolerant meteorological networks?

  • MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro weather stations are designed to for vandalism tolerant meteorological applications requiring the utmost precision of measurement per World Meteorological Organization WMO standards.

  • Independent wind sensor apart from the temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and sun sensors create a modular system able to conform to all use cases and needs.

Excerpt was taken from “Join the IoT Revolution” article on page 43 of the Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide as published by Varysian.

This article is based on the 10+ years of experience in the meteorological industry of Jan Barani, who is the designer of the only WMO conforming micro-weather station, the MeteoHelix IoT Pro.



Africa and the Internet of Things Revolution

Many meteorological networks in Africa are not recording accurate data. However, accuracy can be improved and maintenance costs reduced with the application of new IoT technologies. This can lead to positive impacts on agricultural output and disaster prevention.

Find out more in “Join the IoT Revolution” article on page 43 of the Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide as published by Varysian.

Read practical know-how based on the 10+ years of experience in the meteorological industry of Jan Barani, who is the designer of the MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro-weather stations.

Find out what is the ideal IoT weather station for a meteorological network

  • Would an ideal low-cost WMO-compliant weather station look like the MeteoHelix?

  • Can network service and maintenance be optimized with measurement traceability in mind?

Find out what is a vandalism-tolerant meteorological network

  • Is a high-density meteorological network based on affordable micro weather stations inherently vandalism-proof.

  • How does higher data density affect vandalism tolerance?

  • Can redundancy be affordably created using IoT technologies while increasing network reliability.

  • Does a micro weather station designed to prevent data access to thieves and with minimal resale or recyclable material value already exist?

“ Join the IoT Revolution ” article taken from the  Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide  as published by  Varysian .

Join the IoT Revolution” article taken from the Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide as published by Varysian.

Varysian | Developing awareness of new meteorological technologies in Africa

Ministers and hydrometeorological service directors from all 54 African nations attended the Hydromet Africa 2019 exhibition in Cairo this week.

Hosted by Varysian in association with the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Hydromet Africa was the largest international trade show of its kind for the hydromet industry in the region.

The event ran from 18-22 February alongside the annual AMCOMET, RA-1 DG quadrennial and WMO RA-1 RECO meetings, giving 28 exhibitors from around the world the chance to meet directly with 185 key decision-makers in a closed environment.

Tom Copping, Managing Director of Varysian, said: “Public-private partnerships play a central and increasingly important role in building hydromet capacity in the developing world.

“Events like this give solution providers and met service directors a unique opportunity to meet and learn from each other with the shared goal of implementing cost-effective solutions to protect lives, businesses and communities.”

Read more in the Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide as published by Varysian.