The MetOcean Telematics Polar Area Weather Station (PAWS) is a compact, rugged, and easy-to-use polar platform that provides quality-controlled data, in harsh weather conditions. MetOcean Telematics designed the PAWS for unattended operations at remote sites that require high reliability, low power consumption, and dependable operational performance.
The PAWS surface unit mast is equipped with an Iridium® satellite antenna, GPS, air temperature sensor, barometer port, and an optional humidity sensor. The surface temperature sensor is internal to the unit hull assembly. The PAWS also has a wind speed mast assembly consisting of an RM Young anemometer and PNI TCM2.5 compass. The PAWS is capable of transmitting weather-related data on a three-hour interval, over the Iridium® satellite network, for a period of one year.