Radar solutions presented at Interpraevent 2016
Geopraevent’s radar solutions have been presented at the international congress for natural hazards Interpraevent 2016. The radar-based systems remotely monitor natural hazards over large areas (several km²) independent of weather conditions. The differentiation between alarm and warning systems is essential:
- A warning system measures precursors of a hazardous event, i.e. the increased glacier flow velocity. Experts interpret the data and initiate appropriate measures. The project Weissmies shows the benefits of a warning system.
- An alarm system records the event itself. It triggers predefined actions (like closing a road) within seconds and without human intervention. A perfect example is the avalanche radar in Zermatt.
Wyssen Avalanche Control presents the advantages of Geopraevent’s avalanche radars.