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Branka Ivančan-Picek

Croatia

Mrs. Branka Ivančan-Picek


Future Forces Forum Geospatial, Hydrometeorological and GNSS Conference (GEOMETOC) 2018 Future Forces Exhibition 2018

Director
Meteorological and Hydrological Service


Presentation

The Role of DHMZ in the National DRR Platform of the Republic of Croatia

Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ) is critical partner within the national institutional structure of early warning system (EWS), providing data, information, forecasts, warnings and analysis to support all components of EWS. Specifically, DHMZ is responsible for weather, climate and water observation, monitoring, detection, analysis, forecasting and development of hazard warning messages. Coordination and cooperation and operational procedures with other technical agencies and the disaster risk management and civil protection agency (National Protection and Rescue Directorate; Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction; State Office for Nuclear Safety; Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure; health organisations; media) are required.

During the last twenty years DRR in the Croatia has substantially improved. Last year the new National Security Strategy was adopted and “Establishing and developing a Homeland Security System” is one of the key objectives in the Strategy. This system has to respond to many security risks we will face and ensure the needed synergy of all its parts.


Curriculum Vitae

Education

1997.

PhD in Physics – Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

1987.

Postgraduate Degree in Physics – Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

1979.

Graduate Engineer of Physics – Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Further education

1982.

Mesoscale processes over complex orograpy and mountain waves, University of Oslo

1982. – 2017.

Continual specialization in weather forecasting and atmospheric processes (ECMWF, DWD , MeteoFrance, WMO)

Professional career

 2017 – present

Director of Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ)

2001. – 2017.

Head of Research and Development Division, DHMZ

1979. – 2001.

Meteorologist - Weather forecaster, DHMZ

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