LAICO : Intelligent and competitive cloud seeding solution to face hail risk

Advanced technologies solution 100% dedicated to hail risk mitigation

Because of climate change, storms, including hailstorms, have increased by more than 350%. They are becoming more violent, more and more difficult to predict and are striking at any time, day or night. They are causing a lot of financial and material damages.

As a true partner of weather sensitive economic players, Selerys developed a competitive aerial cloud seeding solution using the most relevant technologies to detect the risk and fight against hail. This innovative solution 100% dedicated to hail risk is based on three key pillars for a reactive, safe and efficient aerial cloud seeding.

Detection

Selerys Sensors scan the atmosphere in order to track each & every nearby cloud.

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Decision

CIRRUS digital interface displays and interprets all your meteorological data to identify dangerous clouds and help you to take the best decision thanks to a proprietary algorithm

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Action

LAICOTM smart balloon seeds the clouds at the right place in the right time thanks to SKYDETECTTM  and CIRRUSTM information

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Detection:
Selerys Sensors

Smart sensors 100% dedicated to local hail storm anticipation

Detect 100% of dangerous clouds in real time

Selerys developped unique technologies to scan each & every cloud with high precision. We don’t scan what is falling on the ground, we scan what is happening within the clouds thanks to our two proprietary technologies in high definition (HD) & real time:

  • SKYDETECTTM : the half sphere scanning with our short range X-Band radar to track cloud cells
  • EVEARLYSTM : the mapping of the Total Lightning Activity with our interferometer to mesure convectivity

Decision: CIRRUS

SMART & NOMAD DIGITAL PLATFORM THAT MAKE DECISIONS SIMPLE

No need to be a meteo expert, CIRRUS interprets all the data for users

A complete atmospheric monitoring tool with a friendly user experience…

  • HD & real time atmospheric monitoring
  • 100% clouds are screened and dangerous clouds are tracked
  • Up to 1h hail storm anticipation
  • Anticipation of storms trajectory
  • Archives

… with a personalized alert system allowing users to stay focus on their day-to-day tasks

  • Customized automatic alerting for Storm risk alert / End of risks alert
  • Training tools

Action : LAICO™

SMART BALLOONS FOR SEEDING THE CLOUDS IN THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME

With LAICOTM you’ll be able to seed the clouds in less than 10 minutes. Each balloon can embark either with 23g of silver iodide or 220g of hygroscopic salts, up to 2000 m altitude, and fits with civil air regulations. 

LAICOTM smart balloon embeds a microchip which role is to lighten the flare that will spread the agent at the base of the cloud upon specific parameters.

  • Remotely commands balloons launch through SMS
  • Checks the flares connected to each balloon for safe flights
  • Transmits flight plans to the smart seeding balloons
  • Inflates the balloons with the optimum quantity of helium
  • Launches the balloons automatically once the inflation is over

We developed 2 launchers

LAICOTM NOMAD

A light & flexible solution for cloud seeding. Taking action at the right place in the right time.

LAICOTM SOBLI

A self-operating instrument remotely controlled solution for aerial cloud seeding.

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