14 08, 2017

How to Measure Wind Speed

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Measuring wind speed is useful for many reasons. From improving safety in outdoor locations to assessing potential sites for wind power projects. In addition, wind speed monitoring is a key element of meteorology. Wind speed is measured with an anemometer, a device that gets its name from “anemos”, a Greek word that means the wind. [...]

14 06, 2017

Winter Sports Safety with WINDCRANE

By | June 14th, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

Winter sports such as skiing and mountaineering provide a high-adrenaline experience, but they are inherently risky. These sports are often carried out in very cold and windy environments that are isolated from local healthcare facilities. Do you take part in extreme sports such as mountaineering or skiing? Or perhaps you offer these kinds of activities [...]

7 06, 2017

Weather and Agriculture – WINDCRANE Applications

By | June 7th, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

Bridging the gap between management and field operations One of the main challenges in the agricultural industry is bridging management decisions and field operations. Agriculture involves harvesting crops in remote places, and it is only possible to take decisions based on real-time data if a reliable monitoring system is in place. It is important to [...]

1 06, 2017

WINDCRANE: Making Aviation Safer

By | June 1st, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

Aircraft are particularly vulnerable to turbulent winds during take-off and landing, where proximity with the ground leaves no space for error. Air turbulence at high altitude is also dangerous. However, the risk is reduced because the pilot has more time to regain control of the plane after a strong wind. WINDCRANE for better weather management [...]

16 05, 2017

Safer Outdoor Events with Live Weather Monitoring

By | May 16th, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

The weather is one of the most challenging aspects to manage when dealing with outdoor events. Usually, events involve large structures, massive crowds and a great deal of equipment. Weather-related incidents in open fields where assets or property can be damaged have very little risk for human life. However, outdoor events, where hundreds or even [...]

4 05, 2017

Weather Monitoring for Outdoor Film Sets

By | May 4th, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

The film industry can be very profitable, but it is not free from risks. Like in any occupation, there are factors that must be monitored to provide a safe working environment for staff. Many movie sets are found in outdoor locations, where the weather has an impact on the filming process. There are even times [...]

5 04, 2017

Wind Monitoring Importance in Bridge Construction and Operation

By | April 5th, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

Wind monitoring is key during all life cycle stages of a bridge, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. Bridges are typically exposed to strong wind currents hitting them perpendicularly, and their sheer size results in very high mechanical loads induced by the wind. Even if a bridge is properly designed according to wind [...]

5 12, 2016

Making Streets Safer: Measuring the Effect of Buildings on the Wind

By | December 5th, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

Do you work in a city with tall buildings and skyscrapers? Ever wondered why it can seem so much windier? When the wind hits a tall building head-on, it must go somewhere. Part of it is deflected upwards and to the sides, but a significant portion flows downward through a phenomenon called the downdraught effect. [...]