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21st Century technology for 5,000 year old World Heritage Site


AIS Ltd. has recently successfully commissioned a Fully Integrated Weather Station at the Neolithic site of Ggantija in Gozo. Working closely with Heritage Malta conservationists, our engineers and technicians installed a number of external sensors and data logging equipment within the site.

The Ggantija temples in Gozo were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. They are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta.

weather-station2Their builders erected the two Ggantija temples during the Neolithic Age (c.3600-2500 BC), which makes these temples more than 5500 years old and some of the world's oldest man-made religious structures.

weather-station1 The sensors measure temperature, relative humidity, solar radiance and wind speeds amongst other parameters.

All the data gathered from these sensors is then transmitted in real-time across a wide area networking system to Heritage Malta's Bighi Centre in Malta. Here, state-of-the-art human-machine interface software displays all data graphically and in real time!

The project formed part of Heritage Malta's forceful drive to 'Conserve and embellish our islands' cultural and archeological riches'