Climate change

Hurricane from a beach

Climate change increases extreme weather, for example, and creates a chain of societal, environmental, and economic effects. The importance of reliable observations and forecasts to protecting lives and infrastructure is constantly increasing due to the impacts brought on by climate change. Mitigating climate change calls for more actions from the industry to optimize processes and decrease emissions.

Vaisala’s response to climate change

Vaisala helps its customers to establish weather observation networks and build up capabilities that improve their capacity to predict extreme weather. Our aim is to help nations to become more resilient to climate change through state-of-the-art environmental observations, forecasting, and early warning systems. We also support the scientific community in its efforts to increase knowledge of climate change. Additionally, Vaisala’s instruments can be used to measure soil carbon flux.

With Vaisala’s measurement instruments, our industrial customers get better visibility into their processes. Measurement data enables them to make decisions that enhance the efficiency of production processes as well as decrease emissions and thus also the carbon footprint of end-products.

Climate change related stories

Extremely detailed and realistic high resolution 3D illustration of a hurricane approaching the eastern Carribbean islands. Shot from space. Elements of this image are furnished by Nasa.

Hurricane impact mitigation requires accurate data

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 was very active, including a high number of major storms. The better hurricanes can be forecast, the easier it is to mitigate their impact. Vaisala’s Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 may provide an effective tool for...

scientist, clean room, incubator, glove box

Getting ready to fight climate change with MIREGAS

Vaisala, together with Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd and their European partners, is developing revolutionary LED-based technology for gas sensing, MIREGAS – Mid-IR Source for Gas Sensing.

Storm heading towards a beach in Bahamas

Making the Bahamas stormproof

With a modern weather forecasting network, covering the whole expanse of the country, The Bahamas will be able to keep its citizens and numerous visitors safe from the ravages of extreme weather.

The Pärnu River Basin Pilot Project

The Pärnu River basin pilot project

In spring 2010, 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).