MetOcean Snow Beacon
MetOcean released the innovative Snow Beacon. Designed and tested in conjunction with the world renowned Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the Snow Beacon is an Iridium reporting data collection and processing beacon ideal for remote polar applications. Developed to measure snow height and guaranteed to deliver high reliability, low power consumption, and dependable operation, the Snow Beacon is the perfect turn-key solution to measure snow height for any size project. The Snow Beacon is also equipped with various sensors: GPS positioning, barometric pressure, air temperature, sea surface temperature sensors, and four snow height sonar sensors.
(As published in the October 2013 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - www.seadiscovery.com)