Vaisala has donated three automated weather observing systems to airports in the Bahamas, replacing ones that were destroyed during Hurricane Dorian.
In 2016, Vaisala signed a contract with the Ministry of Transport and Aviation Bahamas to improve weather observation and forecasting.
Vaisala’s meteorological services improved monitoring and mitigation of the impact of Hurricane Dorian. More accurate information and alerts were sent out, allowing citizens and organizations to seek shelter.
Hurricane Dorian caused significant damage to the Bahamas, and the three Vaisala airport weather observing systems on the Northern islands were destroyed.
To help the Bahamas recover, Vaisala has donated three new automatic weather observing systems, including installation, to replace the old ones.
Automatic weather observing systems allow airports to operate more efficiently, improve aviation safety and meet International Civil Aviation Organization standards.
The systems help the Bahamas to make data-based decisions on how to manage challenges such as heavy rain, wind shear, thunderstorms and lightning at airports.
Kjell Forsén, president and CEO of Vaisala, said, “Concrete actions are needed to support the Bahamas in the recovery from the devastating impacts of Dorian. Through our donation of Vaisala technology and expertise, we want to support the Bahamas in getting the destroyed airports back into use and operating both efficiently and safely.”