For many years meteorological observations have been carried out on board ships recruited for the World Meteorological Organization's Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Scheme.

These ships were traditionally supplied with meteorological instruments to enable the ship's staff to manually undertake their weather observations. They have seen in recent years a move to more automation of the observations in order to increase the availability and quality of data.

Internationally, VOS activities are coordinated by the VOS Panel of the JCOMM Ship Observing Team (SOT)

At European level, it is the E-SURFMAR Program of EUMETNET

First E-SURFMAR design study agreed by EUMETNET technical bodies recommends increased levels of automation for weather observations aboard European VOS.


To equip ships with new autonomous stations automatically transmitting their observed data at defined intervals via satellite transmission without any intervention or maintenance by the ship’s staff during routine operation.

Automation of the European fleet
Standardization of systems
Compatible with many types of sensors

STERELA is selected by EUMETNET to supply the EUCAWS station (EUropean Common Automatic Weather Station). The given trade name by STERELA is Neptune.

Beginning of commercialization.

Deliveries will reach over 300 stations in 2019.

Partnership with CLS:
Certified Iridum Value Added Reseller
Web applications for real time data and positions

More information:
Find our video about Neptune Eucaws on Youtube!

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