Space Hellas upgrades Greek meteorological station network

Space Hellas has undertaken the work of the Meteorological Stations that will be installed throughout the country within the framework of the project of upgrading the country’s Network with modern digital systems, in order to provide complete, quality and accurate meteorological information, as stated in a relevant announcement. .

Specifically, Space Hellas undertook the project “Installation of Meteorological Stations and development of Web Portal infrastructure”, following a tender of the Information Society. The operator of the project is the National Meteorological Service – EMY, while the project is owned by the Ministry of National Defense.

The project, amounting to 11.9 million euros, is funded by the Operational Program “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Innovation 2014-2020” and from National Resources and its costs will be borne by the Public Investment Program.

The project concerns the upgrade of the Network of Surface and Upper Atmospheric Meteorological Stations of EMY with the supply, installation and operation of a total of one hundred and three systems, five different types and the upgrade of the central computer and telecommunication system of EMY, as well as the software the production and distribution via internet (Portal) of data from surface stations, weather forecasts, climate products, etc. to anyone interested in meeting the needs of EMY. The aim of the project is to provide comprehensive, meteorological information in critical productive and development sectors, in public bodies, in educational and research institutions, as well as to the ordinary citizen, in a friendly way through the internet or other modern sources of information.

The upgrade project

More specifically, eighty Automatic Meteorological Systems will be installed throughout the country, ten Automatic Meteorological Ship Systems will be installed on a corresponding number of coastal vessels and ten Portable Automatic Meteorological Systems will be made available. Balloon reading stations will be installed in Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion to capture the atmospheric parameters in the upper atmosphere.

Mr. Spyros Manolopoulos, Executive President of Space Hellas, emphasizing the importance of the project, states, “the” climate crisis “with the destabilization of the climate on the planet make the work of EMY of utmost importance for our country. It requires data collection and real-time weather forecast with immediate dissemination of information. ” “With the latest technology systems and our experience in the field of development and support of Radar Meteorological Networks, we can guarantee the completion of the project with complete success.”

The benefits of the project will be multiple as the meteorological information affects everyone, government agencies and services that have as their mission the meteorological support of sectors (eg air navigation), agencies related to Civil Protection, but also the citizens for the planning of their activities.