Introduction of the project partners
In each issue of our Newsletter we would like to introduce you some of our project partners.
This time we are introducing:
Global Change Research Institute CAS (CzechGlobe)
Within the DriDanube project, the CzechGlobe is responsible for implementation of the Work Package 4 – Drought impact assessment.
The CzechGlobe is a public research institution, European center of excellence investigating the ongoing global change and its impact on the atmosphere, biosphere and human society through the use of the latest techniques and instrumentation. The research focuses primarily on the development of climate and its future scenarios, on the carbon cycle and the effects of changing conditions on the production and biodiversity of ecosystems and on the impacts on the future development and behaviour of our society. The integral part of the CzechGlobe are the activities aiming at the development of innovative technological processes, proposals of measures for adaptation and educational activities. The best part of the modern scientific research infrastructure was built with EU funds within the framework of the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation "CzechGlobe - Centre for the Study of Global Climate Change Impacts“. GCRI is the successor institution of the Global Change Research Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and it continues the 25-year long tradition of basic research on the issues of the global change, carbon cycle and ecophysiology of production processes in plants. Find more at http://www.czechglobe.cz/en/.
The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMU)
SHMU is a state-subsidized organization responsible for the measurement, collection, processing and storage of hydrometeorological data. It provides information, expertise and analyses in the areas of meteorology, climatology, hydrology and air quality and also forecasts including warnings on dangerous hydrometeorological phenomena. SHMU has a long track record of leading and participating in major national and international research projects. It is a member of several international organizations and takes part on their activities e.g. with WMO, EUMETSAT, IAHS, UNECE (Water Convention). It plays an important role in supporting the policy making strategies and standard setting activities, mainly in the process of the implementation of EU Directives and regulations. Find more at http://www.shmu.sk .
Meteorological and hydrological institute of Croatia (DHMZ)
DHMZ is the main state-subsidized institution responsible for meteorology and hydrology in Croatia. It supports the economic and sustainable development of Croatia and assists in protection of lives, goods and the environment by providing information on: weather, climate, hydrological and ecological events and climate extremes with the aim of mitigating their consequences in line with WMO recommendations and EU directives. DHMZ manages the meteorological and hydrological infrastructure, air quality monitoring infrastructure, as well as the national archives of meteorological, hydrological and other relevant data.
DHMZ activities include:
- Construction of infrastructure and measurement systems, as well as planning and maintenance of all kinds of meteorological and hydrological stations and air quality measurement stations
- Development and maintenance of various databases (meteorological, hydrological, air quality)
- Provision of information on meteorology, hydrology and air quality to users (warnings, analyses, forecasts, studies and surveys)
- Applied scientific research and development of methods designed to enhance the quality of information which DHMZ offers to its users
- Operational implementation of hailstorm defence
Find more at http://klima.hr/razno_e.php?id=about_us
Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia (RHMSS)
RHMSS, as a special organization within the state administration of the Republic of Serbia, performs the tasks of monitoring, research, analysing and forecasting of weather, climate and water, the activities of meteorological and hydrological support of air, land and river traffic, tasks of early warning and alerts against the occurrence of atmospheric and hydrological disasters and catastrophes, as well as other activities of the national hydrometeorological service - a public service important for preventive protection of human life, mitigation of material damage, and supporting the economic development.
RHMSS also performs functions of the Sub-regional South East European Virtual Climate Change Center (SEEVCCC) and supports its development within the WMO Regional Association VI Regional Climate Center (WMO RA VI RCC) Network as well as WMO/WIS DCPC-Belgrade. Find more at http://www.hidmet.gov.rs/.
You can read more about our partners introduced in Newsletter #1 here.