DIT presents survey of existing AWS and requirement analysis for data repository
On March 11, 2016, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology Implementation Team made a presentation at the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) of what has been observed when going through TMA systems and recommendations of the desired Weather Data Repository. Three presenters from DIT: Dr Joseph Matiko and Daudi Mboma were made on the Requirement Analysis Report of the designing of Weather Data Repository while Emmanuel Kondela presented the Survey results of Existing Automatic Weather Stations and their Communication Pathways.
The discussions and observations made were:
- Status of Existing Automatic Weather Stations and their Communication Pathways
- Requirement Analysis Report. Most of the members appreciated what came out as requirements for the designed solution to fit in TMA existing systems. They suggested that it would be nice if WIMEAICT project can assist in configuration of GPRS gateway for the SEBA server so that data coming from the AWS will not be routed to Germany first before coming to TMA.
However this was cautioned that it highly depends on the vendor if he will give full access to the server and the valuation of the developed sensors. There was also need to transfer the knowledge of whatever is being implemented to TMA for purposes of sustainability.