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Vaisala Helideck Monitoring System now includes the world’s most accurate real-time lightning data

Posted 3rd March 2023

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Vaisala GLD360-enhanced Helideck Monitoring System provides pilots and helideck operators with precise, real-time situational awareness of lightning risks for efficient route planning and elevated safety worldwide. 

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, announced today the integration of lightning data from Vaisala's Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 – part of its Vaisala Xweather suite of weather and environmental data services – into its Helideck Monitoring System. 

Built to meet the demands of challenging offshore environments, Vaisala’s first-of-its-kind Helideck Monitoring System now utilizes the world's most reliable and accurate thunderstorm and lightning information from GLD360, the only global sensor network that detects thunderstorms in real time anywhere in the world – including oceans, seaports and other areas outside the range of weather radars. Helicopter pilots, helideck operators, and offshore authorities can now make informed “waiting on weather” decisions that result in minimized operational downtime, improved route planning, and reduced cost and impact of weather disruptions. 

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