The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) (Meteo-Ro) (http://www.meteoromania.ro) is the national authority in meteorology in Romania acting within the Ministry of Environment and Forests. ANM is the owner and unique administrator of the meteorological, climatological and aerological Romanian databases. ANM coordinates the National Meteorological Observation Network, which consist of: 162 meteorological stations, 2 aerological stations, 8 radar centers, 60 agrometeorological stations and 8 actinometrical stations. ANM is a member of major international organizations in this field: WMO, EUMETSAT, ECMWF and ECOMET.
- analysis of characteristics of climate variability over Romania using long term observations (trends, shifts, extreme events);
- connections between Romanian climate and large-scale phenomena (e.g. the North Atlantic Oscillation/ Arctic Oscillation, Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation);
- projections of global climate change on local scale using statistical and dynamical downscaling models;
- validation of global/regional climate models on large-scale and regional scale;
- climate predictability.
Meteo-Ro has participated in several in European and international climate-related projects including FP6 –ENSEMBLES (2004-2008); FP5 STARDEX- Statistical and regional dynamical downscaling of extremes for European regions (2002-2005); COST 730 -Towards a universal thermal climate index UTCI for assessing the thermal environment of the human being’; COST ES0601 – ‘Advances in homogenisation methods of climate series: an integrated approach (HOME).