Blog from October, 2017

From 10th to 12th of October companies and experts met at the Meteorological Technology World Expo. Around 200 exhibiting companies from more than 100 countries presented the latest news in the field of forecast measuring and analysis technologies in Amsterdam. Meteomatics was on site for the first time this year and introduced its innovative meteodrone and automation technology to more precise weather forecasts.

Martin Fengler, Managing Director of Meteomatics, sums up: "The crowds at our stand were overwhelming: on all three days we had a total of almost 190 conversations with 3 to 4 employees each." Visitors included national meteorological services from all directions in Europe and worldwide computing centers from Asia and South America. The main focus lied on the improvements of prediction models using drone measurements. Meteomatics has been demonstrating exactly this aspect for over a year in cooperation with Swiss television SRF. Also worldwide environmental organizations have shown great interest in using pollutants to measure pollutants - significantly cheaper and more flexible than before.

The Meteo drones have also moved into the focus of news agencies. The new type of atmospheric measurement was reported on international television:  

Meteomatics is very pleased with the success of this show and already announces that it will be back in Amsterdam next year.



















Meteorologists can use different models, which are based on data from radar stations, satellites and measuring stations on the ground, for their forecasts. Currently there is barely any data available for temperature, humidity and wind in the lower atmosphere (<2km). The so-called boundary layer contains the main trigger of phenomena like fog, low stratus, freezing rain and thunderstorms. The Meteodrone enables highly accurate measurements of weather parameters within the planetary boundary layer. These data are also used in the forecasting model of the Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) and enable meteorologists to forecast weather more precise. 


Read more on SRF METEO:

SRF Meteo on air:













For the seventh time, companies and experts will meet at the Meteorological Technology World Expo from 10th to 12th of October. Around 200 exhibiting companies from more than 100 countries present their latest ideas in the area of forecasting and analysis technologies in Amsterdam. Meteomatics participates for the first time and presents an innovative technology, i.e., its self-developed Meteodrone and its automation to obtain more precise weather forecasts.

We look forward to your visit in hall 8, booth 10055!

In addition to politics and society, companies also have a great influence on the future climate and energy supply. On September 20th and 21st, the SWISS ECS – the Swiss Energy and Climate Summit took place in Bern. Under the theme "BOOST - Energy Future as an Opportunity", scientific lectures and deep dive sessions addressed issues, strategies and visions to this topic. During the networking breaks the participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas with innovative companies with regard to  the topic of energy and climate within the Expo Zone. Renewable energies played an important role here. Meteomatics supports companies in this area with precise weather forecasts as well as solar and wind power forecasts and was therefore an important participant.