MetService and GNS Science to collaborate on severe weather and geo hazard monitoring.

MetraWeather parent, MetService, and GNS Science are set to collaborate on severe weather and geo hazard monitoring.

The frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and the resulting insured losses, have been increasing for the last few decades.

In May 2018, the Insurance Council of New Zealand advised that the April storm that swept the country and cut power for days for thousands of Aucklanders resulted in over 13,000 claims costing more than NZD$72m.

MetService and GNS Science are co-exhibiting at the Electrical Engineers Association (EEA) 2018 Conference being held at SKYCITY Convention Centre on 20 – 22 June.

MetService will be focusing on forecasting and monitoring of lightning, high winds and snow events, and will be discussing the impacts on energy distribution companies.

Business Development Manager, Peter Fisher, will be demonstrating how meteorological consultation, combined with targeted decision support before, during and after severe weather events can assist utilities to improve resilience, recovery and risk mitigation for their key infrastructure and collacated teams working in-the-field.

MetService will also demonstrate a beta version of the MetThreat Display Portal. The portal is a large screen visualisation designed for operations control centres. It provides large format weather traffic-light risk matrix, real-time lightning data and rain radar displays.

GNS Science will demonstrate earthquake and volcano monitoring through the Geonet Platform, and hazard mapping products for tsunami, ground shaking, fault locations, liquefaction and landslides.

Rainfall induced slope failures and debris flows present a significant risk to New Zealand communities living in or connected to prone areas, and can damage and disrupt electricity distribution networks.

MetService and GNS Science can be found on Stand 048A at the EEA 2018 Conference.

Please contact:

Peter Fisher
Business Development Manager – Key Accounts
MetService – Te Ratonga Tirorangi
M +64 275 638 626

Peter Hollingsworth
Business Development Manager
GNS Science I Te Pῡ Ao
M +64 021 0258 5507

Sources Insurance Council of New Zealand

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