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TECO-2010 WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation Helsinki, Finland, 30 August - 1 September 2010. Calibration capabilities of NHMSs in the SE Europe. Mr. Drago Groselj WMO Regional instrument centre. DRR/SEE Project 1/2.

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Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

TECO-2010

WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation

Helsinki, Finland, 30 August - 1 September 2010

Calibration capabilities of NHMSs in the SE Europe

Mr. Drago Groselj

WMO Regional instrument centre


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

DRR/SEE Project1/2

  • The WMO project on “Regional cooperation in South Eastern Europe for meteorological, hydrological and climate data management and exchange in support of disaster risk reduction” (DRR/SEE Project) includes activities on enhancing the capacity of the NMHSs of the Western Balkans for standardized calibration and maintenance of observational instruments.

  • The main objective of the activity is to ensure sustainable quality of the meteorological and hydrological data produced and exchanged in the region.

  • DRR/SEE Project is financed by the Directorate General Enlargement of the European Commission.


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

DRR/SEE Project2/2

The action was targeted to the following beneficiary countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), and Turkey.

The proposed capacity building activity was divided in two components:

  • An assessment mission to each target country and

  • Training Workshop on Calibration at the Regional Instrument Centre, Slovenia.


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

An assessment mission to each target country


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

Current State of Traceability

  • Traceability of reference standards of NHMSs calibration laboratories was recognized (Croatia, Serbia and Turkey). Traceability is commonly linked to NMIs. Traceability is disseminated to the field measuring instruments.

  • One inter-comparison of basic meteorological quantities has been performed in the region (RIC Ljubljana - 2007).

  • Several of the NHMSs (without CL) reported that their on-site instrumentation had not been calibrated for a decade.

  • Initial traceability to the manufacturers of instruments is used.


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

Training Workshop on Calibration

  • The Training workshop on calibration was hosted by Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia in Ljubljana from 10th to 14th of May 2010. Training workshop was proposed for two persons from each NMHS - calibration laboratory manager and technician.

  • First two days were dedicated to quality assurance issues (managers) and last three days of workshop were dedicated to practical work in laboratory (technical personnel).


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

Summary of discussions and suggestions 1/2

  • Set-up a calibration kit with a set of basic meteorological quantities (temperature, relative humidity, air pressure) for on-site testing/calibration of field measuring instruments. RIC Ljubljana would assure traceability of travelling instruments.

  • Calibration of some filed measuring instruments at Regional Instrument Centre to be used for the testing/calibration of the instruments in the network.

  • RIC interlaboratory comparisons and cooperation organization within the Sub-region.

  • Assistance in improvement of calibration procedures (accreditation, equipment...).


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

Summary of discussions and suggestions 2/2

  • Assurance of regular exchanging information.

  • Support by Regional Instrument Centres in order to establish calibration laboratory.


Calibration capabilities of nhmss in the se europe

Thank you for your attention

Drago GroseljEnvironmental Agency of the Republic of SloveniaWMO Regional Instrument CentreVojkova 1b 1000 Ljubljanatel: +386 1 478 4100fax: +386 1 478 4050email: [email protected]


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