연간 1500만명의 관광객이 찾는 제주도가 스마트시티를 구축하고 있는 가운데, 최근 버스정류장에서 실시간 날씨정보를 체크하는 기술이 선보였다. 기상데이터 전문기업 옵저버가 내놓은 기상측정기 ‘웨더스테이션’이 그 주인공.
버스정류장내 2m 높이에 설치된 이 기기를 활용하면 주변의 기온과 기압, 강수유무, 미세먼지 농도 등을 실시간 데이터로 확인할 수 있다. 정류장에 설치예정인 전광판을 통해 지역별 촘촘한 날씨정보를 얻는 셈이다.
특히 제주는 지역별로 날씨 차이가 크다 보니 도내 곳곳의 세부날씨 정보를 얻기가 어렸웠던 게 현실. 이에 따라 제주도는 ‘스마트시티’ 사업의 일환으로 옵저버의 웨더스테이션을 도내 50개 버스정류장에 설치했고 올해 말까지 총 500~700곳까지 늘릴 계획이다.
노희섭 제주도 미래전략국장은 “제주도는 주요 관광지와 버스정류장에 ‘공공 Wi-Fi’ 통신망이 잘 설치돼 있어 웨더스테이션을 통해 도민과 관광객들에게 정확한 날씨정보 제공이 가능해졌다”면서 “향후 이 같은 날씨 정보 빅데이터를 모아 제주도만의 기상예측 시스템을 개발할 것”이라고 말했다.
앞서 제주도는 스마트시티 구축을 위해 민관참여 대상기업으로 옵저버를 선정, 3개월에 걸쳐 기상관측과 관련한 시범사업을 진행한 바 있다. 옵저버는 지난해 11월 기상청 공식 기상사업자로 선정된 스타트업으로, 기상장비 및 데이터 관련 전문가들이 임직원으로 있다.
옵저버 관계자는 “현재 제주에 있는 기상청 관측소가 40개 정도임을 고려할 때 웨더스테이션 구축으로 더 촘촘한 날씨 예측이 기대된다”고 밝혔다.
Jeju kick starts local Fine Dust and Weather Observation Network
Jeju Island, which attracts 15 million tourists annually, is building a smart city, a technology that checks real-time weather information at a bus stop was recently introduced. The key device behind this is the weather observation device “Weather Station” developed by meteorological big data corporation called Observer.
By using this device installed at a height of 2m in the bus stop, you can check the surrounding air temperature, air pressure, precipitation, and fine dust concentrations in real time. It is to get detailed weather information for each region through the electric signboard that is scheduled to be installed at the bus stop.
In particular, it was difficult to obtain detailed weather information in various parts of the province because of the large difference in weather by region. Accordingly, as part of the ‘Smart City’ project, Jeju Island has installed Observer’s Weather Station at 50 bus stops in the province and plans to increase the total number to 500–700 by the end of this year.
Hee Seop Noh, director of the Jeju Future Strategy Office, said, “Jeju-do has a well-established ‘public Wi-Fi’ communication network installed at major tourist attractions and bus stops, making it possible to provide accurate weather information to residents and tourists through Weather Station. We will collect information big data and develop a weather forecasting system for Jeju Island. ”
Previously, Jeju Island selected Observer as a public-private participation company to build a smart city and conducted a pilot project related to weather observation over three months. Observer is a startup selected as an official meteorological agency in November last year, and has meteorological equipment and data experts.
An official from the observer said, “Considering that there are about 40 weather stations in Jeju, we can expect finer weather forecasts by installing more weather station”.
[Source2] MBN NEWS
Because Jeju Island has big weather differences in each neighborhood, it needs neighborhood weather forecast.
It is said that measurement device is installed at each bus stop so that you can know the weather in the neighborhood.
This is reporter Woo Jong-hwan.
【 reporter 】
A bus stop can be seen next to Dolharbang and palm trees, symbolizing Jeju.
A white cylindrical device installed on one side of the stop can measure the weather in the area.
It is aka ‘Weather Station’.
Due to the large difference in weather in each neighborhood, it is difficult to obtain detailed weather information for each region.
▶ Interview: Go Byung-sik / Yong-am-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju
-”There is a lot of changes. The east with Seongsan Ilchulbong has rained more than 100 millimeters… The west only has 30 to 40 millimeters a day.”
Weather Station measures ambient air temperature, precipitation, and fine dust concentrations.
It is currently installed at 50 bus stops and will increase to 700 this year.
▶ Standing: Woo Jong-hwan / Reporter
-”After all the measuring device is installed, Jeju will also install an electronic display board where you can see the measured values on the spot at some stops.”
Considering that there are about 40 weather stations in Jeju, we can expect finer weather forecasts.
▶ Interview: Hee-Seop Noh / Director, Jeju Strategy
-”A sensor is also attached to the bus so that as the bus moves, it collects environmental information and provides services to residents and tourists ….”
Jeju Island plans to develop Jeju’s own weather forecasting system by collecting big data.
This is Woo-Hwan Woo from MBN News. [email@example.com]