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September 22, 23, 24, 2020
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Show Review 2019

2019 show once again earns ‘must-attend’ status!

Meteorological Technology World Expo 2019, the world’s largest exhibition exclusively dedicated to meteorological and hydrometeorological technologies and services, was staged in Hall 6 of Geneva’s Palexpo for the first time, and saw some 175+ exhibitors display their latest innovations to over 4,000 visitors from 100 countries.

The move to Geneva (the event was previously held in Amsterdam) ensured the show could be held at the same time and location as the WMO’s 18th World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18), to allow attendees to maximize their networking and make the most efficient use of their time away from the office. Meanwhile, on the exhibition floor, there were more new product launches for next-generation measurement and forecasting technologies than ever before.

Campbell Scientific’s booth alone was host to several new products, which included a low-maintenance water depth sensor and a laser-based snow depth sensor. Most important was the SoilVUE10 soil moisture sensor, which uses a screw concept in which bare metal strips covering about 5cm each, at roughly 10cm intervals, can sense the moisture content in the soil.

“It’s quite innovative in the fact that the measurement prongs are on a spiral, so that when it is screwed down into the ground, you get very good contact with the soil,” explained Douglas Brown, senior technical sales engineer, Campbell Scientific. “It works on a principle called time-domain reflectometry. When you put traditional soil sensors into the ground, some people say it actually takes two years for the soil to settle before you get a proper reading. With this, because there’s far less disturbance, you get a good reading almost straight away.”

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