Benefits of meteorological services in Croatia

Pekka Leviäkangas, Raine Hautala, Jukka Räsänen, Risto Öörni, Sanna Sonninen, Martti Hekkanen, Mikael Ohlström, Ari Venäläinen, Seppo Saku

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    Abstract

    This research report looks into the benefits of hydrological and meteorological information services in Croatia. The benefits generated by the services were investigated by beneficiary sector, each sector studied by different researchers. The methods used were mainly literature reviews and statistics, expert interviews and workshops, and analytical, conceptual and qualitative model building and modeling of expected impacts. Assuming that the annual budget of DHMZ is about 8 million per year this study concludes that the services delivered by DHMZ pay themselves back at least 3-fold each year. Taking into account all the excluded sectors, it further concluded that the factual ratio is even higher. The results seem to be in line with other research results. By improving the services, especially their deliverance, substantial additional benefits can be generated hence justifying the investments in the improvement of hydrological and meteorological services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages63
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-6980-9
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6979-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
    Number2420
    ISSN1235-0605

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    Keywords

    • information services
    • pricing
    • meteorological information
    • hydrological information
    • Croatia
    • day-to-day services
    • cost-benefit analysis
    • transportation
    • agriculture
    • energy production
    • construction industry

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    Leviäkangas, P., Hautala, R., Räsänen, J., Öörni, R., Sonninen, S., Hekkanen, M., ... Saku, S. (2007). Benefits of meteorological services in Croatia. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 2420
    Leviäkangas, Pekka ; Hautala, Raine ; Räsänen, Jukka ; Öörni, Risto ; Sonninen, Sanna ; Hekkanen, Martti ; Ohlström, Mikael ; Venäläinen, Ari ; Saku, Seppo. / Benefits of meteorological services in Croatia. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2007. 63 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2420).
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    Benefits of meteorological services in Croatia. / Leviäkangas, Pekka; Hautala, Raine; Räsänen, Jukka; Öörni, Risto; Sonninen, Sanna; Hekkanen, Martti; Ohlström, Mikael; Venäläinen, Ari; Saku, Seppo.

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