Modernisation of the National Weather Observation Network in Croatia − METMONIC
|Title||Modernisation of the National Weather Observation Network in Croatia − METMONIC|
|Project summary||The purpose of the strategic project "Modernisation of the National Weather Observation Network in Croatia − METMONIC" is the establishment of a modern and high quality system of automatic surface meteorological stations, meteorological-oceanographic buoys and remote measurement systems, including meteorological radars. In total, 450 modern automatic meteorological systems will provide traceable, reliable, high quality and timely information on the state of the atmosphere and the sea throughout the territory of the Republic of Croatia.
This will allow continuous monitoring of weather, climate and climate change and will improve early-warning of hazardous weather in order to support adaptation systems to climate change and natural disasters, thus providing direct support to sustainable development, increasing security and preserving human lives and goods.
Analysis of the current meteorological observation network and its supporting technical, informational and organizational systems confirms that there is a great need to increase the availability of measured climate variables as well as the analyses of climate conditions for the needs of different economic branches and public activities.
The need to carry out the METMONIC project is justified and supported through several national documents, of which the following are emphasized:
The international obligations of the DHMZ in the field of climate change follow the principles of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, 1992), article 4g, partly also through regular national reports on climate and climate change under the UNFCCC (MZOIP, 2013).
The key components of the project are:
Modernization of the observation network in all segments of the observation system will ensure full and homogeneous coverage of the land and the territorial sea with meteorological, oceanographic and radar measurements, enable the availability of all measured data for public, as well as the modern and comprehensive ability to calibrate observation sensors.
The project will significantly contribute to:
Current and archived data will be publicly available on the DHMZ website and will serve research institutions, non-governmental organizations and interested users, especially in the research related to climate change and its impact on vulnerable sectors.
|Key words||climate monitoring, support to climate change adaptation systems, severe weather warnings, surface meteorological stations, upper-air meteorological measurements, meteorological radars, meteorological-oceanographic buoys, data availability|
|Contact person||mr.sc. Stjepan Ivatek-Šahdan,
tel: +385 (0) 91 4565 790
|Duration||1. 10. 2017. - 30. 6. 2023.|