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:
National Meteorological Administration (NMA), Romania
NMA is the national authority in the meteorological field in Romania, with a continuous service since 1884. Romania is a founding member of the International Meteorological Organization and a member of the Convention setting up the World Meteorological Organization in 1947. The organization is dealing with activities of meteorology, fundamental research, systematic and complete weather monitoring, international data exchange and integration in the World Meteorological Monitoring.
NMA has a vast experience in extreme events monitoring and control at national level, with a history of 120 years of observations, forecasts and case studies. It is one of the three institutions operating the Technical Secretariat of the National Committee to Combat Drought, Land Degradation and Desertification and a member of the Committee’s Executive Bureau.
Within DriDanube project, NMA is responsible for implementing of the 1st pilot action and has an important role in testing of the Drought Watch.
More at http://www.meteoromania.ro/
Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology (IHMS), Montenegro
The basic role of IHMS is to monitor meteorological, hydrological, hydrographical and seismic phenomena, air and water quality by national observation networks, to produce analysis and forecasts, to apply knowledge of weather, climate events and their extremes, and adaptation to the climate change, to promote human safety and wellbeing, economic development and protection of environment.
IHMS’s activities are consisted of:
- Short term weather and marine forecasts (3-7 days), numerical modelling (operatively in use Eta, NMM-HIRES and WRF models for weather forecasts)
- Climate monitoring and assessment, climate change analysis, applied meteorological analysis including participation in MEDCOF (Mediterranean Climate Open Forum) and SECOF (South East Climate Open Forum) for winter and summer seasonal forecasts
- Hydrological analysis and data processing on the rivers, lakes and ground water
- Numerous physico-chemical, microbiological and saprobiological parameters
- Air and precipitation sampling in 24 hours, monthly aero-sediment sampling
- The seismic network consisting of 10 short-period stations and 4 broadband stations
- Fulfilment of relevant international obligations.
IHMS has the mandate to issue general science-based warnings of hydrometeorological hazards through media, its internet pages and directly to the authorities. These warnings are based on 1-10-day weather forecasts, as well as on the data from the observational networks.
More at http://www.meteo.co.me/
Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ), Hungary
OMSZ is a specialized central institute in Hungarian Public Administration which is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture. As a national meteorological service of Hungary, it is responsible for organizing official meteorological measurements, building a national meteorological database, supplying meteorological, atmospheric environmental and climate information, and provision of warnings about severe weather situations in Hungary. The information supply covers the past (trends, variability, analysis), the present (measured and observed weather and environmental data) and the future (forecasts on meteorological and climate time scales). The users of these services are covering all parts of society and economics. These services are based on extended national and international infrastructure, which incorporates the measurement and observation system covering the entire Hungarian territory, the continuous international data transfer in the framework of WMO together with intensive research-development and operational cooperation with different international organizations (e.g. ECMWF, EUMETSAT, EMEP etc.)
The main task of the climate unit of OMSZ is to provide climate monitoring of Hungary, to provide reliable climate assessment based on a gridded database which is quality controlled, and homogenized first by MASH and interpolated by MISH. These data management tools (MASH, MISH) were developed at OMSZ. The staff at the unit have a long track of experience in the implementation of research projects (for example DMCSEE, CARPATCLIM, DANUBECLIM), which lead to participation and work in DriDanube project. Within the project, the OMSZ is responsible for implementation of the Work Package 5, which focuses on Drought Risk Assessment in the Danube region.
More at https://www.met.hu/en/idojaras/
You can read more about our partners introduced in Newsletter #1 here and in Newsletter #2 here.