Podcast: Weather Monitoring for Rail Traffic

Railway traffic is the backbone of both business and individual transport. Keeping the flow safe and on time is a challenge, especially due to the fact that railways are prone to inclement weather. Strong winds, snowfall, floods, heat, freezing switches, and platforms … rail network operators have a lot to consider to ensure safe train […]

Podcast: RWIS Lite – Increasing Safety with Streamlined Road Weather Information Systems

Keeping roads and highways safe is critically. In addition to autumn’s and winter’s perils, the increase of weather fluctuations and extreme weather events throughout the year pose further challenges to road decision-makers. Ideally, a dense network of road weather monitoring stations reliably provides accurate, hyper-local data. Wherever that is not feasible, be it due to […]

Podcast: Back from #Intersolar2022 in Munich – Soiling & Solar PV in Eastern Europe

OTT HydroMet Team at Intersolar Munich

What a show it was! In May 2022, the solar industry has come together in Munich to celebrate its unbroken growth around the globe. In this episode of OTT CAST,  Francois Laurent, Sales Manager France, and Marin Dimitrov, Business Development Manager Eastern Europe share the learnings and topics that were discussed at the OTT HydroMet […]

OTT CAST: The Future of Groundwater in the U.S. West

The drought that has gripped much of the U.S. West has been a long-running dry stretch for the last 1200 years, a sign of both environmental and human impact. As 2022 shapes up to extend the ‘megadrought,’ researchers are finding the situation is unlikely to improve in the near future. In our debut hydrology podcast, […]

New Podcast Episode: Keeping Roads Safe in Low Visibility

Low visibility is a major root cause for traffic accidents and thus a significant safety risk. Meteorological phenomena as fog, snow and, in desert areas, sandstorms are very dynamic and often limited to a small area. In this episode, three road weather experts share their experience on traffic-impacting meteorological events and individual regional properties.

New Podcast Episode: How Climate Change Affects Environmental Monitoring

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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 Change Conference, and pointing out the growing demand for early warning systems and weather monitoring networks. Ashish Raval, VP Global Tenders, Projects & Key Opinion […]

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 proved to be a magnet for visitors, who showed great interest for the company’s environmental monitoring solutions. In our latest episode, we ask our participants […]

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 over the world. It features major points that are already covered in the TALPA that is valid for North America. In our latest episode, we […]

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 like road weather monitoring, smart cities and others, meeting scientific standards is not necessary. In this episode, Tobias Weil, Business Development Manager & Dieter Knauss, […]