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Presentation Outline

  • Who and what is RANET?

  • What does RANET do?

  • Core RANET principles and philosophies.

  • Overview of Technologies

    • Satellite

    • Community FM

    • Other

  • Where does RANET work?


Who are we?

“Just tell me where it has rained, and I will know what to do.”

- A nomad from Niger


Who are we?

The RANET program began in Africa in 1998/9, following the experience of Seasonal Outlook Forums. It was recognized that benefits from advances in science and applications could only be realized if populations outside central cities could be reached.

  • Africa: 1998/99/00 -> present

  • Pacific: 2003 -> present

  • Asia, Indian Ocean: 2005


Who are we?

RANET is a cooperative effort of various national, regional, and international partners, who seek to:


Who are we?

  • RANET is a cooperative effort of various national, regional, and international partners, who seek to:

  • Make weather and related environmental information more accessible and useful to rural and resource poor populations in order to aid day-to-day resource decisions and prepare against natural hazards.


Who are we?

  • RANET is a cooperative effort of various national, regional, and international partners, who seek to:

  • Make weather and related environmental information more accessible and useful to rural and resource poor populations in order to aid day-to-day resource decisions and prepare against natural hazards.

  • Improve the dissemination capacities of national hydro-meteorological and related national services, NGOs, and other information producers, thereby increasing the profile of and active value of these organizations to local populations.


What we do?

  • RANET INCLUDES:

    • Web and Internet

    • Community FM Radio

    • HF Radio

    • SMS (Cellular Text) Messaging

    • Other Equipment Use and Maintenance

    • RANET Community Building: Newsletters, etc

    • Web Hosting

  • Network Development and Management

    • Maintain Satellite and Associated Server Systems

    • Pilot and Training Activities

    • Test and Identify Communication Solutions


Core principles? RANET IS A CONCEPT

All activities are done in collaboration with, and with the approval of, the communities and national meteorological and associated services.


Core principles?

Core principles? RANET IS A CONCEPT

Ensuring sustainability and maintenance of systems is a priority of all RANET activities, therefore we encourage local ownership and use of communication systems for multiple purposes such as education, health campaigns, community discussions, etc.


Core principles?

Core principles? RANET IS A CONCEPT

RANET also works to build upon and augment existing networks and means of communication.



Wantok community fm radio station

A Professional Quality FM Radio Station

A complete broadcast station in a suitcase

Ideal for a Community FM Radio Station

Readily accepts any audio source

Can be solar/wind powered for remote communities

Wantok Community FM Radio Station

The Wantok Suitcase FM Radio Broadcast System.

Hakupu Village, Niue FM station on the air…

Funded by NOAA, and NZAID


Wantok community fm radio station1

Applications for the Wantok SBS-1

Low cost, low power community radio station

Education and training

A tool for Socio-Economic Development

Ideal for Disaster Alerting and Response

Gets important information to the end user

Owned by the Community - for the Community

Wantok Community FM Radio Station

The Wantok Suitcase FM Radio Broadcast System


Hf radio email

What is HF Email? (two way communications)

Email received and sent via a HF Radio Transceiver

Requires a special radio modem

Modem interfaces to PC or laptop

Software can interface with many applications, e.g. Outlook Express, our mSTAR automatic weather station

HF Radio Email

Niue HF email system, quickly installed after TC Heta

Funded by Met Office, UK


Hf radio email1

Why HF Radio Email?

Cost effective two-way remote communications system

Easy to install and operate

Some Pacific NMS already have suitable HF Radios

Many staff already have HF radio experience

HF Radio Email

Typical HF radio Email system set-up


Commercial satellite iridium

A Reliable Portable Internet Backup Solution

(two way communications)

Constellation of 66 LEO satellites

Small Cellular phone type handset - SMS capable

Can access Iridium Direct Internet Gateway

Built in Modem

Rugged external marine antenna

All weather capability

Can use any Internet Email or Browser Client

Commercial satellite - Iridium

Niue Iridium Backup Coms System – installed April 2005


Emwin emergency manager s weather info network

The Emergency Managers Information Network is a wireless, priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

EMWIN provides rapid dissemination of:

Warnings < 2 minutes

Forecasts ~ 5 minutes

Graphics ~ 10 – 15 minutes

Imagery ~ 10 – 15 minutes

Other (as time permits)

EMWIN Emergency Manager’s Weather Info Network

Typical EMWIN setup - Bonriki Airport Met Office Tarawa


Emwin

Data are collected from a variety of sources priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

NOAA NWS Gateway, Weather Wire

FTP, Internet

They are assembled at the EMWIN servers and:

Prioritized

Split into packets

Assembled into a data stream

The data stream is then sent to Wallops CDA (NESDIS) where it is:

Up-linked to satellite (GOES 10 & 12 => Worldspace ASIA-STAR)

The data stream is then available to be received by user stations

From here EMWIN products

FM Radio, HF Email

Commercial satellite

EMWIN

EMWIN C-Band Dish Antenna at Met Office, Port Vila, Vanuatu


Sample warning

WEHW40 PHEB 012158 priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

TSUHWX

TEST TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003

TEST PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER

TEST 11:58 AM HST 01 APR 2003

TEST

TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST

TEST

TEST THIS FOLLOWING BULLETIN IS FOR A CIVIL DEFENSE EXERCISE.

TEST

TEST TO: CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

TEST

TEST SUBJECT: LOCAL TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION BULLETIN TEST

TEST

TEST EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE URGENT TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED

TEST FOR ALL COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF HAWAII IS CANCELLED.

TEST

TEST AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY

TEST PARAMETERS:

TEST ORIGIN TIME - 11:40 AM HST, 01 APR 2003

TEST COORDINATES - 19.2 NORTH, 155.9 WEST

TEST LOCATION - NEAR SOUTH KONA, BIG ISLAND

TEST MAGNITUDE - 7.6

Sample Warning


Sample graphic
Sample Graphic priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.


Worldspace satellite broadcast

WorldSpace satellite broadcast priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.(receive only)

Latest Satellite Digital Audio Broadcast Technology

Uses low-cost radio receivers and antennas

Data Interface available for PC or Laptop

Able to send HTML and images at 128 Kps

Data easily viewed using Internet Browser eg. IE6

Will carry the Pacific component of the EMWIN broadcast in the Asia-Pacific region on AsiaStar satellite

Issues

AsiaStar broadcast not received east

of about 180 degree meridian

WorldSpace satellite broadcast

Typical WorldSpace outdoors antenna and receiver


Worldspace asiastar coverage
WorldSpace AsiaStar Coverage priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

AsiaStar Footprint and West Pacific Reception Area


Worldspace equipment requirements
WorldSpace Equipment Requirements priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

USD 160 In Footprint Costs

USD 160 Out of Footprint Costs

USD 500

AsiaStar Footprint and Out of Footprint Costs (excluding PC)


Emwin and ranet systems
EMWIN and RANET Systems priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

Woleai Atoll, Yap

Tarawa

Nanumea Vaitupu Funafuti Niulakita

Kiribati

Papua New Guinea

Tokelau Is.

Solomon Islands

Tuvalu

KEY

Samoa

EMWIN systems all countries

RANET WorldSpace satellite receiver installed or pending

RANET HF Email / FM radio installed

RANET HF Email / FM radio installations in progress

Iridium Satellite / HF Email systems installed or pending

Vanuatu

Cook Is

Fiji

Tonga

Siviri Village, Port Vila, Bauerfield Efate

Liku & Hakupu Villages

Hanan Airport

Niue


Worldspace ranet product delivery
WorldSpace RANET Product Delivery priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.


Tuvalu ranet project

Project deliverables priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

At three atolls – RANET systems at Met Offices

WorldSpace satellite receivers

HF Radio digital email systems

Community FM Radio stations

FM solar/hand cranked radios for community

At a further atoll (Met Office)

HF Radio digital email system

In-country assistance

Training

Tuvalu RANET Project

Main atoll -Funafuti from the air

Funded by: Met Office, UK


Meteorological disaster mitigation communications blueprint pacific

Primary communications priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

EMWIN for warnings to “selected locations” or

WorldSpace satellite (where reception possible)

A coms link between “selected locations” and secondary (FM)

FM Community radio for redistribution plus some civil defence type siren for villages

FM solar/hand cranked radios for community

Local ISP for outbound coms

Back up communications

HF Radio email and/or

Commercial satellite email

Meteorological & Disaster Mitigation Communications: “Blueprint” (Pacific)

FM solar/hand cranked radio


  • RANET priority-driven computer weather data broadcast system.

  • THANK YOU AND RANET WELCOMES YOUR PARTNERSHIP!

  • IOC ITIC

  • [email protected]

  • http://www.tsunamiwave.info

Web Site & Contact Information


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