Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (AT)

The Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), founded in 1851, is Austria’s national weather and geophysical service. Its headquarters are located in Vienna, with subsidiaries in the federal states of Salzburg, Tyrol, Styria, and Carinthia.
Although affiliated to the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, the ZAMG was granted partial legal capacity in 1991, paving the way for certain commercial activities.
ZAMG is responsible for all activities usually carried out by national weather and geophysical institutes, such as the gathering and the storage of meteorological data, continuously surveying Austria’s climatological and geophysical state as well as providing information, advice and warnings in case of natural or environmental disasters.
At ZAMG, applied research in the meteorological and geophysical domain is carried out, often in close collaboration with domestic and international institutions.
In addition, ZAMG represents Austria in major international organizations such as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and is the lead partner in large international projects such as Meteoalarm, INCA-CE, and the EUMETNET Nowcasting Activity.

Role in the Project

ZAMG will:

  • Provide weather and climate related guidance for:
    • the description of the pilot sites and use cases;
    • technology selection and development.
  • Provide weather analyses.
  • Provide analyses of current and future climate conditions that can be used as an input for risk assessment.
  • Be involved in the development of risk management and hazard mitigation tools.

ZAMG will lead T5.2 Development of risk management strategy and is planned to mainly participate in WP1 Fundamentals, Methodologies, and Processes, WP2 Recommendations for Policies and Government processes and WP9 Experiments, validation and assessment of results.