September 27, 2021
Vaisala helps improve meteorological observations and mitigate impacts of flooding in Poland
Vaisala will help the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute to build up local capabilities to tackle effects of extreme weather due to climate change. Outstanding environmental observations, forecasting, and early warning systems help safeguard both lives and property. This will be even more important in the future as extreme weather events, such as the floods seen across Europe this summer, are forecast to become more frequent.
Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, in a consortium with its local partner OMC Envag, will deliver over 1,600 automatic meteorological, climatological, and hydrological measurement stations to Poland. Vaisala’s deliveries are scheduled for 2021–2022 and include advanced measurement technology for wind, humidity, temperature, visibility, rain and snowfall, cloud height, and barometric pressure.
“This new network is an important part of a Polish flood mitigation project funded by the World Bank. The project aims to increase access to flood protection for people living in selected areas of the Oder River and the Upper Vistula River basins and to enable Poland to mitigate the impact of floods more effectively,” said Jarkko Sairanen, Executive Vice President, Weather and Environment, Vaisala.
“Poland has worked with the World Bank to both recover from the floods and mitigate the main causes of these floods. The implementation of such a large-scale flood mitigation project supports the local authorities to focus on prevention in addition to emergency response measures. This helps local residents to continue to live in the region also in the future as they will be more prepared to face the threat of floods,” said Raine Pulkkinen, Director Europe East, Weather and Environment, Vaisala.
“With this project, the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management modernizes the telemetric meteorological stations in their network in Poland and constructs new ones. Vaisala’s superior technologies enable the end-user to take concrete, coordinated actions that mitigate the effects of weather events. As the day-to-day impacts of climate change and extreme weather events continue to grow, the need for this type of projects will grow,” said Pasi Rosenqvist, Sales Manager, Weather and Environment, Vaisala.
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