IGEA is developing a platform for the digitalization of the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service
A member of the IN2 group IGEA and the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ) have signed an agreement on the implementation of the Central Integration Platform which will digitize the business processes of the DHMZ. This project is a new step towards the digitalization of public services that contributes to European and world goals in creating a connected society.
The central integration platform is being developed to optimize, digitize, and improving the standard business processes of DHMZ and will contribute to the reduction of operating costs as well as facilitate the decision-making process at all levels. The value of the project is HRK 8.6 million, and the expected implementation period is 18 months.
With more than 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of information systems, IGEA will develop this solution with integrated access to various sources of meteorological, hydrological, air quality data and other DHMZ data through just one point. This will greatly facilitate and simplify access to data, which will send the current way of searching and consolidating data "manually" to past. Through accessible, open, and standardized interfaces (example WEB service, WEB applications, etc.), the platform will retrieve all data through one interface according to defined access rules and data types.
Publicly available data and simplified access to current and archived data will enable scientific research institutions, non-governmental organizations and all interested users to use data for research and various applications on climate change and its impact on sectors with high interest in meteorological data. On the other hand, it will facilitate the informing of the public about possible dangerous meteorological conditions related to climate change and will benefit climate change adaptation processes.
The Central Integration Platform is part of the „Meteorological Monitoring Network Modernization Project in the Republic of Croatia - METMONIC" co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency. The purpose of the METMONIC project is to establish a modern and quality system of automatic ground meteorological stations, oceanographic buoys and remote atmospheric measurement systems, including a system of meteorological radars at a total of 450 stations, to ensure traceable, representative, high quality, reliable, and timely information on atmosphere and sea in the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia.