Towards Modern WeatherObservation Technologies2013-03-13Erkki JärvinenDirector, MeteorologyVaisala OY
Vaisala in Brief         Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial          measurement         We serv...
Vision and Mission                                                 Mission                                                ...
Market Segments We ServePage 4 / date / name / ©Vaisala
Vaisala´s offering for meteorological   and hydrological services    Vaisala’s observation solutions improve     national...
Vaisala Presence                                                                                                 Norway   ...
Needs for weather Serviceprocesses
Global Trend of Natural Disasters    In late 1990´s several powerful     natural disasters occurred in different     part...
Top 7 Natural Disasters in Kazakhstan   for the period 1993 - 2011   sorted by economic damage costs          Disaster    ...
Improved Weather Services   – Benefit Examples    Improved Disaster Preparedness        Estimate for flood forecasting: ...
Improved Weather Services   – Additional Benefit Examples    Energy production        Hydropower & wind power production...
Improved Weather Service   – Justification for the Investment    International studies on the benefits and costs of impro...
Elements ofHydro-MeteorologicalInfrastructure
Hydro-Meteorological Service   production system                                            Numerical Models              ...
Vaisala in Kazakstan    Vaisala representative: "SkyMax Technologies" based in     Almaty    30 Hydro-Meteorological sta...
Thank YouPage 17 / date / name / ©Vaisala
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Vaisala towards modern weather observation technologies, Erkki Järvinen - Kazakhstan Green Technologies Seminar 2013

  1. 1. Towards Modern WeatherObservation Technologies2013-03-13Erkki JärvinenDirector, MeteorologyVaisala OY
  2. 2. Vaisala in Brief  Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement  We serve customers in weather and controlled environment markets  The Vaisala Group  Employs over 1400 professionals  Has 30 offices worldwide  Net sales of 293.3 million euros (2012)  Main markets EMEA (37%), Americas (37%), APAC (26%)  Products used in over 150 countries  A-series shares quoted in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchangePage 2 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  3. 3. Vision and Mission Mission We offer high reliability and added value with our products and services by bringing together customer business expertise and our technical expertise. Vision We focus on being the leading provider of operational value for our customers in targeted segments of weather and controlled environment markets.Page 3 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  4. 4. Market Segments We ServePage 4 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  5. 5. Vaisala´s offering for meteorological and hydrological services  Vaisala’s observation solutions improve national meteorological services with high quality weather observation performance.  Measurement instruments  Weather sensors, Automatic weather stations, Hydrological stations, radiosondes, present weather detectors  Measurement systems  Surface observation networks, weather radar, thunderstorm systems, wind profilers  Hydro-meteorological solutions  Comprehensive turn-key projects  Weather service production systems, Early warning systems etc..Page 5 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  6. 6. Vaisala Presence Norway Helsinki Russian Federation Stockholm Malmö BirminghamDenmark Hamburg Belarus Canada, Alberta Canada, Ontario Bury St Edmunds Poland Vancouver Bonn Republic Czech Paris Uhingen Ukraine Slovakia Kazakhstan Minneapolis SwitzerlandHungary USA: MI USA: CT, ME, RI, NH, VT Lyon Slovenia Romania Westford Croatia Serbia Bulgaria Boston Georgia Louis USA: MD St USA: NY, KY, OH, PA, WV USA:USA: Delaware IN Spain Italy Beijing Boulder Portugal Turkmenistan San Jose USA: CO USA: KS Greece Seoul Japan USA: KY Durham Tokyo USA: NC China Tucson Israel Iraq Houston USA: TX Kuwait Shanghai USA: AL, FL, GA Pakistan Delhi New Egypt Bahrain, Kingdom Of Dubai Qatar Taiwan ShenzhenUSA: Hawaii Mexico India Dominican Republic Oman Nigeria Sudan Vietnam Central America Thailand Philippines Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Colombia Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda Singapore Ecuador Indonesia Peru Brazil Bolivia Rio de Janeiro Chile Argentina Melbourne Page 6 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  7. 7. Needs for weather Serviceprocesses
  8. 8. Global Trend of Natural Disasters  In late 1990´s several powerful natural disasters occurred in different parts of the world.  Additional threats such as global warming, environmental degradation and rapid urbanization makes millions of people more vulnerable to natural hazards every year.  The trend during the last three decades shows an increase in the number of natural hazard events and an increase in the number of affected populations.  2005 the economic damages caused by naturel disasters was 160BUSDPage 8 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  9. 9. Top 7 Natural Disasters in Kazakhstan for the period 1993 - 2011 sorted by economic damage costs Disaster Date Damage (MUSD) Flood 2008-02-20 130.0 Flood 2011-04-09 67.0 Flood 1993-05-26 36.5 Flood Feb-2010 34.6 Flood 2005-02-24 7.7 Storm 1995-12-20 3.0 Flood Apr-2000 1.5 Created on: Mar-12-2013. - Data version: v12.07 Source: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database www.em-dat.net - Université Catholique de Louvain - Brussels - Belgium" Total: 280 MUSDPage 9 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  10. 10. Improved Weather Services – Benefit Examples  Improved Disaster Preparedness  Estimate for flood forecasting: 10-35 % savings in flood damage as a result for improved hydro-meteorological forecast  Agriculture  Crop management and irrigation decisions improved => Increased crop yield and quality  Optimized seeding times according to weather forecasts => Increased crop yield  Transportation  Aviation, maritime, road & rail safety and logistics improvement => savings  Health care  Some epidemic can be forecasted based on weather forecasts => early treatment.Page 11 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  11. 11. Improved Weather Services – Additional Benefit Examples  Energy production  Hydropower & wind power production optimization  Construction industry  It is estimated that the additional construction cost because of weather is three percent of the value of the construction work  Management of water resources improved  Risks affecting recreation and tourism reduced  Development of the commercial use of meteorological productsPage 12 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  12. 12. Improved Weather Service – Justification for the Investment  International studies on the benefits and costs of improved meterological services agree that strengthening the NMHS must not be seen as an expenditure but as an investment.  According to WMO the average cost benefit ratio in investing in development and strengthening of hydro- meteorological services is on average 1 to 7.Page 13 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  13. 13. Elements ofHydro-MeteorologicalInfrastructure
  14. 14. Hydro-Meteorological Service production system Numerical Models Regional, LAM, dispersion, rainfall-runoff, hydraulic, etc Quality Control Meteorological workstationsObservations: Tools Message switching systems etc.Weather StationsHydro StationsWeather RadarRadiosoundingsAirport WeatherRoad Weather Products for:Lightning Detection Public Forecasts, Meteo- Government Agencies, Production Weather Warnings, Data System Emergency Forecasts, Collection Meteorological Flood, System Database Hydro- WEB, WAP, production Newspapers, system Commercial Services... WR Vaisala PartnerPage 15 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  15. 15. Vaisala in Kazakstan  Vaisala representative: "SkyMax Technologies" based in Almaty  30 Hydro-Meteorological stations and 21 agrometerological stations delivered to KazHydroMet  Several Airport Weather Systems delivered to KazAeroService  Vaisala is looking forward to contribute to hydro- meteorological infrastructure modernization programs in Kazakhstan !Page 16 / date / name / ©Vaisala
  16. 16. Thank YouPage 17 / date / name / ©Vaisala

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