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Országos Meteorológiai Szolgálat tevékenysége

OMSZ: 2018. augusztus 28. 13:22

Alaptevékenység – angol változat

Since the foundation in 1870, Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ) has provided the meteorological public services in our country. The exploration of the country’s climate was initially the main scientific challenge, but the domestic cultivation of atmospheric science, the preparation of weather forecasts and the analysis of the ambient air soon became fundamental activity. The operation of our institution is determined by both international and national requirements. On the one hand, we must strive to be in compliance with the general principles established and adopted by the UN Specialized Organization World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and many other international organizations and bodies such as International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European Space Agency (ESA), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and European Environment Agency (EEA). On the other hand, it is necessary to meet the increasing social expectations. Weather, adaptation to climate change, air pollution is part of our daily lives, so our data and services play essential role in making political and economic decisions beside informing the public.
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Global warming and finding the right responses gave our institution serious tasks. New challenges added to the classic areas of responsibility: to help preparation for extreme weather conditions by expanding our measuring and observation system with new instruments, improving our weather forecasts and warnings, strengthening our climate research activity and developing our air quality protection duty. However, the results of all these professional tasks can only be used properly when combined with close cooperation with the information users.

Recognizing the importance of social embedding, our institution seeks to increase the number of conscious users of meteorological information among the population as well as the state and economic spheres. We have prepared our new publication with the intention to give a comprehensive and general picture of the work of our institution, providing insight into the diverse, challenging tasks of meteorological activity.

Dr. Kornélia Radics
President of OMSZ