Case study 2: Benefits of meteorological services in Croatia

Pekka Leviäkangas

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    Abstract

    This research looked into the benefits of hydrological and meteorological information services in Croatia. The benefits generated by the day-to-day services were investigated by beneficiary sectors. Each sector was studied by different researchers. The methods used were multiple: 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 Croatian Hydro-Meteorological Service (DHMZ) was about 8 million € per year, this study concluded that the services delivered by DHMZ pay back the costs at least 3-fold each year. Taking into account all the excluded sectors, it was further concluded that the factual ratio is even higher. The results seemed to be in line with other research results. By improving the services, especially their delivery, substantial additional benefits can be generated, hence justifying the investments in the improvement of hydrological and meteorological services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the WMO Regional Association VI (Europe) Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services
    Pages51-54
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventWMO Regional Association VI Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services - Luzerne, Switzerland
    Duration: 3 Oct 20114 Oct 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceWMO Regional Association VI Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityLuzerne
    Period3/10/114/10/11

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