How to ensure real-time access to Antarctic tide data

One of the most important challenges, when designing monitoring facilities in remote locations, is resilience. Remote tide gauge systems operate in extremely harsh environments and require robust communications systems that almost never fail and are capable of storing large amounts of data locally as extra protection for data. Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) […]

Future of mobile data communication in Europe, Quo vadis?

Recently, there have been many reports in the media about changes in the mobile communications landscape. It is to be assumed that mobile phone providers will soon or in some cases dismantle or shut down their 3G network – also known as UMTS – today already.   Many countries discontinue this service completely and some […]