National Meteorological Administration, Romania

The National Meteorological Administration (NMA) was established in 1884. Its main responsibilities are the protection of life and property, sustainable development and the improvement of quality of life in the context of meteorological phenomena. Its activities include research, systematic and comprehensive weather monitoring, international data exchange and integration in global meteorological monitoring. Its scientific meteorological research focuses on atmospheric modelling; climate variability and risk assessment; applied agro-meteorological research; and studies based on satellite, remote sensing and GIS techniques. Experts from the NMA are involved in elaborating key activities for impact assessment and adaptation in Romania’s National Strategy on Climate Change (2007-2013) and National Action Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (2010-2012), and Romania’s National Communication on Climate Change to the UNFCCC (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010). Scientists from the NMA are members of the National Group on Climate Change Adaptation coordinated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Two of its scientists are also involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5/2010-2013) – in Working Group I on Physical Science Basis, and Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

Elena Mateescu
Tel.: (40-21) 316-2139
Address: Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti 97, Bucharest, 013686 Romania