Scientific Weather Stations for Research

ZENO Scientific Research Weather Monitoring System - PortablePortable solar-powered ZENO® Scientific Weather Station for Research with wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity and barometric pressure sensors.

ZENO® Scientific Weather Stations are simple to operate, and require only point and click software to download data, change sample rates, and much more. Additionally, our ZENO® datalogger is capable of reading almost any sensor (analog, digital or serial "smart" sensors), processing the data, then checking and acting on alarms or triggering a relay, performing actions such as opening/closing valves, turning on/off pumps, etc.

The flexibility within the menu system of the Scientific Weather Station allows scientists and researchers to have almost infinite flexibility in what type, number and accuracy of sensors they wish to use for their research or experiment.

Perhaps most importantly, our Scientific Weather Stations have a built-in Universal Serial Interface that allows you to "teach" the ZENO® how to communicate, control, parse data and power ANY serial sensor. Serial sensors – those with their own micro-processor – are becoming the predominant sensors of any type as manufacturers have discovered that they can get the most accuracy and reliability out of their sensors by adding some "smarts" to it in the form of a microprocessor.

Coastal Scientific Weather Stations can be fixed or portable and be powered by AC, battery or solar-power. Scientific Weather Stations can also be ordered with extra openings in the enclosure to add, delete or change sensor types or numbers.

Coastal's Scientific Weather Stations come equipped with the flexibility and power of Coastal's ZENO® datalogger. Due to its embedded firmware, ZENOSOFT®, it allows scientists to modify data processing, sensors, and means of communication by configuring menus rather than learning to write code.

Coastal's Scientific Weather Stations also perform many types and numbers of self-tests on sensors, interfaces, serial sensor functioning and the internal working of the ZENO® itself.

Almost any type of telemetry can be used including: direct cable, wireless, short haul modem, satellite, and GSM/GPRS. The weather station or groups of weather stations can communicate and be re-programmed remotely via any of the telemetry types.

ZENO® Scientific Research Weather Monitoring Applications
Forestry Research        Agricultural Research        Polar Research
Water Resource        Shipboard Research

Permanent Scientific Research Weather StationScientific Research Weather Monitoring System on permanent high tower.

Scientific Research Sensors:

Standard sensors depend on your application. Typical weather station sensors include: wind speed and direction (gust and standard deviation – sigma theta – are calculated), air temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure. ZENO® weather stations also frequently include rainfall and solar radiation.

Additional possibilities include soil moisture, soil temperature, evaporation, leaf wetness, visibility, cloud height (ceilometer), present weather, surface ice, water temperature, water level, water quality, azimuth, compass, GPS and more. Please contact us for a complete listing. (Sensor Specifications)


ZENO® research weather stations can run on AC (110 or 220), solar panel and/or batteries. A ZENO® can run up to three years on a single battery pack.


A variety of displays is available depending on the application and location.


Towers are available ranging from 3-meter portable towers to 300 feet or higher.

User Interface/Display Software:

Software to download data is available free with ZENO® scientific research weather monitoring systems.

Coastal also makes pc-based INTERCEPT® software, which is available for purchase, to collect, display, archive and share data.

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