SOURCE: Global Science & Technology, Inc.

Global Science & Technology, Inc.

January 24, 2011 11:19 ET

Global Science & Technology to Unveil, Demonstrate Mobile Platform Environmental Data (MoPED) System at AMS Meeting

Cutting-Edge Technology Collects Weather Data From Commercial Bus Fleet

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) is proud to unveil the company's designed and developed technology called the Mobile Platform Environmental Data (MoPED) system at the annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting being held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Demonstration of the unique technology will take place all day at the GST Booth number 111 in the Convention Center. 

In 2009, the GST team developed the MoPED prototype system that successfully collected data from commercial bus fleets as they traveled along bridges, highway inter-changes, mountain peaks, valleys and transportation corridors sensitive to weather and regional users. The acquired mobile observation data was then made accessible to the government's Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) via a data portal.

The next phase, announced today, will transition the existing prototype into an initial capability system called MoPED Initial Capability or MoPED-IC. The MoPED-IC system will support nationwide observation data collected from commercial buses with the extended capability to include additional vehicles such as school buses, city transit buses, and trains. MoPED-IC will also target specific geographic areas of interest to NWS in order to sample areas at the neighborhood level outside of major transportation corridors.

"The MoPED project was a great success," said GST Vice President of Innovation Brian Bell. "We were able to demonstrate and validate that environmental data collected from commercial buses traveling along interstate highways in the northeast U.S. can be used effectively for enhancing weather forecasts and prediction. Now, through MoPED-IC, our team will expand the capability to nation-wide geographic coverage and will employ additional types of vehicles to create the largest surface observation network in the world that will generate between three to five million observations per day. We will also begin assessing how the sensor platform and observation network can be used for other applications beyond weather such as transportation, national security, insurance, environment and energy."

Brian Bell will also give a presentation beginning at 4:45 p.m., Monday, January 24 on the MoPED innovation. The presentation will take place at Room 606 at the Washington State Convention Center.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to schedule a demonstration, contact
    John Dahlia
    (304) 657-7095
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