Vaisala Selected as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador(TM)

amb_logo_smlHelsinki, Finland –?? Vaisala has been selected as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation AmbassadorTM.

As one of the first companies to join the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN), Vaisala is privileged to work with NOAA and the National Weather Service (NWS) on this important initiative.

Embracing the concept of a collaborative Weather Enterprise, the Weather-Ready Nation brings together government organizations, private enterprise and academia in an effort to build communities that are ready, responsive and resilient to severe weather events.

Extreme weather events, including snowstorms, flooding, and record temperatures are affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions across the United States, at a cost of billions of dollars.

The impact of these extreme weather events can be mitigated with the help of accurate measurement systems, reliable observations as well as timely forecasting and prediction.

Through the work that Vaisala does and the technology it innovates, the company actively touches the lives of millions of people all around the world every day.

Accurate meteorological observation systems, such as Vaisala’s weather radars, sounding systems, automatic weather stations and lightning detection systems make it possible to generate early warnings, which help mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events. At Vaisala, we truly believe in observations for a better world.

Vaisala is committed to working with NOAA and other WRN Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather in the United States.

“In practice, being a WRN Ambassador incorporates the promotion of WRN messages, increased collaboration with NOAA, sharing success stories with partners, as well as serving as an example to others through our actions and behavior” states Scott Sternberg, President of Vaisala Inc.

“By increasing the nation’s weather-readiness, the country will be prepared to protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from weather-related disasters.”

“Ambassadors are a critical part of our effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation,” said NOAA National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini.

“Vaisala has long been a valued partner, providing NOAA National Weather Service weather observation technology which help us deliver lifesaving information to the public to prepare and respond to extreme weather events.”

About WRN

NOAA???s Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. The purpose of the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is first and foremost to save more lives and livelihoods. By increasing the nation???s weather-readiness, the country will be prepared to protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from weather-related disasters.

About Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors???

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador??? initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration???s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation???s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, partners commit to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. In effect, the WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards. Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society???s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.

About Vaisala

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 78 years of experience, including 30 years of advanced lightning detection and data delivery services, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1500 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.

For more information, please contact:

Scott Sternberg, President, Vaisala Inc.

Phone: +1 (303) 402-4784