News from RHMS of Serbia


 RHMSS - Cooperation with the most developed European countries  27.06.2019. 
RHMSS Director, Prof. Jugoslav Nikolić, as a member of the Council of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and representative of the Republic of Serbia to ECMWF, actively participates in the work of the 94th session of the ECMWF Council, held in Lisbon, on 27 and 28 June 2019.

The Republic of Serbia has been a full ECMWF member since 2015, along with 22 of the most developed European countries (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, etc.) and 12 cooperating states.
The Council will make important decisions defining the work of ECMWF related to the provision of meteorological services to the National Meteorological Services in the following period, bearing in mind the conditions surrounding the relocation of the ECMWF data centre from Reading (UK) to Bologna (Italy), where a new data centre will be set up with one of the currently most poweful supercomputer networks in the world, with the aim of calculating meteorological products using high-resolution models in real time. The Republic of Serbia will greatly benefit from using this data centre.


Professor Jugoslav Nikolic, Director of the Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia (RHMSS) and Permanent Representative of Serbia with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chaired the opening session of the 17th Informal Conference of Directors of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services from South-East Europe (ICSEED-17) and the 4th meeting of the Council of the South-East European Consortium for Operational weather Prediction (SEECOP-4) held in Ohrid, 8-10 October 2018. The meetings were attended by the representatives of national meteorological and hydrological services from Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina (both entities), Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Ukraine, as well as the representatives of the following international organizations: European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts – ECMWF, Network of European National Meteorological Services – EUMETNET, German International Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ), International Sava River Basin Commission – ISRBC, World Bank – WB (over video link) and World Meteorological Organization – WMO.

The goal of the ICSEED meeting was to exchange experiences and strengthen regional cooperation by using all capacities on regional level with the aim of producing the best possible forecasts, early warnings and alerts related to the meteorological and hydrological events, in order to save lives and property. Meteorological and hydrological disasters know no national boundaries, which makes this kind of cooperation essential for the production of timely and accurate warnings and alerts. A large contribution to regional cooperation is provided by the South-East European Consortium for Operational weather Prediction (SEECOP) established following an initiative by the Republic of Serbia.

Director of the National Meteorological Service of Israel has proposed, and meeting participants unanimously accepted that the following ICSEED and SEECOP Council meetings be held in Israel in 2019.

On the holiday of Krstovdan (the Exaltation of the Holy Cross) 130 years ago, on 27 September 1888, Minister of Education and Church Affairs Vladan Djordjevic issued a Decision on the establishment of a unified meteorological station network in the Kingdom of Serbia. For this reason, September 27, day of the establishment of the national meteorological service in Serbia, has been celebrated as Day of the Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia. RHMSS marked this significant date in its history on 27 September 2018.

 Conference on weather and climate modelling held in Belgrade  10.09.2018. 
On 10 September 2018, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), supported by RHMSS, organized a scientific conference titled “NUMERICAL WEATHER AND CLIMATE MODELING - Beginnings, Now, and Vision of the Future”. This conference was organized through the SASA Board for Earth’s Climate System and the Work of Milutin Milankovic, with Professor Jugoslav Nikolic, RHMSS Director, being one of its members. The conference was attended by renowned scientists from several countries. During the conference, RHMSS representatives gave two presentations: on the impact of aerosols on weather and climate, and on the concept applied by RHMSS in an integrated modeling system for producing forecasts, ranging from short-term to climate forecasts.

 RHMSS in the Night of Museums 2018  20.05.2018. 
The Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia (RHMSS) participated in this year’s national Night of Museums, organized for the 15th time in a row, with its exhibition titled “Sunny, with showers of excitement”.

This year RHMSS marks 170 years since Lyceum Professor Vladimir Jaksic initiated daily meteorological measurements in Serbia. In the Night of Museums, more than 1200 visitors to RHMSS’ exhibition had an opportunity to see original documents and copies from the XIX century, to examine meteorological data measured at 28 meteorological stations in Serbia and to get familiar both with the ground-based observations of basic meteorological parameters at the meteorological station in front of the Meteorological Observatory Belgrade (MOB), located in the Karadjordje Park, and with the upper air observations of meteorological parameters performed by launching a meteorological balloon with related sondes in the atmosphere.

An informative presentation on the exhibition is available for viewing/download (Nocmuzeja-RHMSS-19.5.2018_engl.pps)


Jugoslav Nikolic Full Professor RHMSS Director and Kyle Scott U.S. Ambassador to Serbia

RHMSS Director, Prof. Jugoslav Nikolic and US Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott - Responding to journalists’ questions
Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Serbia, Mr Kyle Scott, visited the Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia on 3 April 2018, on the occasion of the presentation of a donated system for improving flood warnings in the Sava River basin.

Hydrological project “Development of the Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System in the Sava River Basin” is in its final stage. The US Government has approved financing of IT equipment for the final project phase. The computer system for the project users, worth one million dollars, is donated by the US European Command, in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers. This project will undoubtedly be of immense importance in terms of the reduction of negative impacts of potential floods in the Sava River basin for all users, members of the International Sava River Basin Commission, both from Serbia and from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro. The system is planned to become operational by the end of 2018, enabling, inter alia, RHMSS to have available all information and products of the national hydrometeorological services, members of the Commission, through a joint platform in real time.


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