Martin Maly

Impressions from Intersolar 2022 – Solar Industry on the Move

2022 has kicked off with a bang. As one of the first major events in the industry, Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America have been face-to-face during the...
Solar Energy
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A trip to the Swiss village where the world calibrates its solar monitoring instruments

Measuring the energy of the sun precisely is not as easy as tracking distances or weight. To set an international standard for solar monitoring instruments radiometers, the World Radiation Centre in Davos, Switzerland, holds comparison...
MeteorologySolar Energy
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New Podcast Episode: How Climate Change Affects Environmental Monitoring

Understanding and fighting climate change is on top of the agenda for most countries in the world. Currently, politicians, scientists, and activists are gathering at COP26, the 26th UN Climate...
HydrologyMeteorology
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Top 5 Most Read Blog Articles 2021

2021 is slowly passing by. Scrolling through the articles we’ve published throughout the year reflects the trends and challenges in the meteorological community. From new airport weather guidelines to innovative...
MeteorologySolar Energy
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Power Pylon Monitoring to Predict Ice Formation in the Scottish Highlands

Winter can get grim in the heights of Scotland. To make power supply more reliable, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) wanted to understand more about ice formation on its...
Meteorology

Solar Podcast: Back from Intersolar 2021 – Learnings and Innovations

Starting with uncertain expectations, Intersolar Europe has turned into an overwhelming success. Although Covid-19 and its effects still pose challenges, the solar industry looks ahead optimistically. The OTT HydroMet booth...
Solar Energy

New Podcast Episode: Getting Runways Ready for ICAO GRF

Ensuring safe conditions on runways is a highly responsible task. From November 4th on, the International Civil Organization launches the Global Reporting Format (GRF) will be applicable for airports all...
Meteorology
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Hamburg Airport meets highest safety standard ICAO GRF with OTT HydroMet systems

A new guideline standardizes the assessment of runway conditions at airports. The international Global Reporting Format (ICAO GRF) helps pilots to better assess conditions on the runway. Hamburg Airport is...
Meteorology
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Prepare for the Sunset of 3G

Half a year from now, the mobile communication in the United States will face a significant change. After nearly two decades in service, the UMTS standard, better known as 3G,...
Meteorology

New Podcast Episode: Reading WMO Guidelines Right

To make meteorological measurements comparable, the World Meteorological Organization WMO establishes guidelines for atmospheric parameters. These are covered by WMO-No. 8 for highest precision meteorological monitoring. However, for many applications...
Meteorology