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Case Studies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To learn more from our business and ways in which we enable safe operations, climatological research, weather monitoring and much more, we encourage you to have a look at some of our practical cases. For more case stories, please see the full report and our report archive.


Water on Mars

Water on Mars

​The first evidence of liquid water on Mars was announced in May 2015. These findings were based on the atmospheric observations by Curiosity Rover. The Rover continues its work on Mars with Vaisala pressure and humidity sensor technology onboard. ​


Scientific Research on Antarctica

Scientific Research on Antarctica

​Vaisala working together with our partners, installed an AUTOSONDE at Korean Antarctic Jang Bogo station, Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), the operator of Jang Bogo station, use the AUTOSONDE to measure prevailing conditions in this remote and challenging environment.


Mona Lisa Preserved by Vaisala

Mona Lisa Preserved by Vaisala

​Because La Joconde is painted with oil on a poplar wood support, maintaining the humidity at an appropriate level is vital for its conservation. ​​


Using Weather Information to Reduce Accidents and Improve Traffic Flow

Using Weather Information to Reduce Accidents and Improve Traffic Flow

​Like most Departments of Transportation, Oregon's road network has its trouble spots – locations where accidents are more common due to congestion or weather-related incidents. Vehicles slide off the roadway in adverse weather conditions because they are not prepared for the conditions and lose grip.​


First Wind Resource Database in the Middle East

First Wind Resource Database in the Middle East

​​Vaisala and Masdar partner to enable free access to investment-critical wind resource data of the United Arab Emirates.​


Keeping Data Centers Cool

Keeping Data Centers Cool

Data centers are energy-intensive facilities, currently consuming more than 1.3% of the world's total electricity production. This energy is transformed into heat that has to be conveyed and dissipated away from the equipment racks in order to maintain the correct operating temperature. ​


Award Winning Solution for New Zealand Transport Agency

Award Winning Solution for New Zealand Transport Agency

​​The NZTA selected Vaisala’s Thermal Mapping and RWIS technology and commenced a trial on the Desert Road of the Central Plateau in North Island.​


ASECNA Leading the Way in Africa

ASECNA Leading the Way in Africa

​​ASECNA has been a Vaisala sounding customer for nearly 30 years, using Vaisala sounding systems for approximately half of their soundings.​


Lightning Casualties in the Developing World

Lightning Casualties in the Developing World

​​There is a major difference between lightning deaths and injuries in the developing world compared with more developed countries. With the development of Vaisala’s Global Lightning Dataset GLD360, lightning is now reliably detected everywhere in the world.​


Vaisala Honorary In-kind Donator for New Children’s Hospital

Vaisala Honorary In-kind Donator for New Children’s Hospital

Vaisala will be contributing humidity, temperature, and carbon dioxide measurement instruments to the new children’s hospital to be constructed in Helsinki, Finland in 2017.​​​


Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

​​Vaisala has been selected as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™​


A Bold Step into Renewable Energy

A Bold Step into Renewable Energy

​​Vaisala's strategic goal is to expand its presence in the renewable energy markets. The company's positioning was strengthened through two acquisitions in 2013 and Vaisala is now well positioned to serve customers in this very demanding industry.​


CheckTime - Taking the Guesswork Out of Deicing

CheckTime - Taking the Guesswork Out of Deicing

​​CheckTime is one of Vaisala's premier winter weather decision support products. A feature embedded within the AviCast product, CheckTime offers Airlines an improved decision support tool over the current manual methods to define HoldOver times.​


Development of Weather Infrastructure in Nepal

Development of Weather Infrastructure in Nepal

In 2010, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) launched a cooperation project (FNEP), financed by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) of Nepal.​​​


Finnish Road Weather Excellence: Proud of Our SnowHow

Finnish Road Weather Excellence: Proud of Our SnowHow

FIRWE or The Finnish Road Weather Excellence, is a collaboration project for creating a single common platform combining the extensive Finnish experience and know-how in observing traffic and weather conditions and in road maintenance and operation.​


Mitigating Risk in Critical Environments

Mitigating Risk in Critical Environments

Vaisala’s Life Science business is organized around mitigating risk for life science companies. We design, manufacture, and install systems for monitoring critical assets and environments. ​


Next Generation Sounding System Built Together With Leading Global Experts – Our Customers

Next Generation Sounding System Built Together With Leading Global Experts – Our Customers

The latest version of Vaisala's upper-air ground system and the basic building block in an upcoming fourth generation sounding system, the Vaisala DigiCORA® Sounding System MW41.


Got Snowcat?

Got Snowcat?

The use of a snowcat allows Vaisala to meet contractual obligations while doing everything possible to ensure that Vaisala employees are safe and protected from the harsh environment.


Vaisala Tsunami Detection Network in Chile

Vaisala Tsunami Detection Network in Chile

The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service ​of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) has installed one of the world’s most advanced early warning tsunami detection networks, delivered by Vaisala.


Increased Early Warning Capability for Severe Weather Conditions

Increased Early Warning Capability for Severe Weather Conditions

The better weather observation networks and early warning systems a society has, the better it can cope with the weather.​


Containing Wind Risk on Canadian Railways

Containing Wind Risk on Canadian Railways

Canadian National Rail (CN Rail) has worked together with Vaisala to develop a creative solution to monitor and alert operators when high wind hazards are present.


Supporting Radioactivity Monitoring in Japan

Supporting Radioactivity Monitoring in Japan

Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 led to large nuclear disaster. Vaisala is partnering with a local customer on a radiation monitoring system for remotely monitoring the situation. ​


A Network of Automatic Weather Stations Help Preserve Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru

A Network of Automatic Weather Stations Help Preserve Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru

Concerned about ​threats, authorities in Peru led by SENAMHI (the National Weather Service of Peru) have acquired a network of 12 Vaisala's automatic weather stations.


The Pärnu River Basin Pilot Project

The Pärnu River Basin Pilot Project

Vaisala released a pilot version of a coupled meteorological-hydrological forecasting system as part of a co-operation project with the Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (EMHI).


Precision to Aircraft De-icing

Precision to Aircraft De-icing

​Freezing rain, snow, fog – it doesn't take much of an imagination to picture how these and other wintry weather phenomena can make a pilot's job harder by reducing visibility. But the same phenomena can also cause problems just by coming into contact with the aircraft.


Radiosonde

Radiosonde

Vaisala's origins date back to the 1930's when Professor Vilho Väisälä, Vaisala's founder and long-time managing director, invented the fundamental operating principles of a radiosonde and sent the first Finnish radiosonde aloft in December 1931. ​​