As many as 31 weather stations will be fitted out with automatic meteorological equipment for the improvement of the forecast and warning system for dangerous meteorological phenomena, under a EU-funded project worth 5.34 million lei, the National Weather Forecaster announced in a release this week.
The investments planned under the project provide for the modernization of the national network of surface weather stations by the procurement of automatic meteorological equipment for 31 such stations, the modernization of the national agrometeorological network by the acquisition of portable systems for the measurement of soil moisture, and the modernization of the satellite data reception system by updating the EUMETCast-DVB-S2 component of the System for the Reception, Processing, Visualisation and Dissemination of digital data from Earth observation satellites.
The contract for the financing of the project titled “Development of the national monitoring and warning system for dangerous meteorological phenomena for the protection of life and goods” amounts to 5.34 million lei VAT included, of which the non-reimbursable funding from the Cohesion Fund is 4.80 million lei.
The project is financed under the Sectoral Operational Program Environment 2007-2013, Priority Axis 5 – Implementation of adequate infrastructure of natural risk prevention in most vulnerable areas, Major intervention area 5.1 – Flood control.
The deadline for the project’s completion is December 31, 2015.