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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Regional Association VI (Europe)

General Information

population 3 829 307 (*)
land area (km2) N/A
GDP (million USD) 17 851 (*)
WMO Member since 1994-06-01
QMS status not implemented
decadal temp. anomalies (**) 0.85 °C
local weatherweather forecast
* World Bank (2013) ** The Global climate (2001-2010)

Institutional Arrangements

National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service:

Website no website provided
Responsible Ministry Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
PR with WMO The Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina with WMO
International organizations (unknown)

Hydrology

National Hydrometeorological Service
Hydrological adviser Nino RIMAC

Aviation

Meteorological Authority
Meteorological service provider
Institutional information
Composition of the WMO (PUB5) update
Permanent Representative
THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA WITH WMO
Hydrological Adviser
Mr RIMAC Nino
Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology
Mr MIDZIC Jusuf Technical Commission Individual Members (Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology)
Institutional Information update
Title of the National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service (NMS)Meteorological Institute
Title of institution with authority over NMSBosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Legal status of the NMS
Legislative act regulating meteorology (or hydrometeorology)Law
NMS areas of responsibilitiesMeteorology
Provision of meteorological services for aviationThe Service is neither the Meteorological Authority (as per ICAO Annex 3) nor the met service provider for aviation
Title of primary legislative act determining NMS functionsActivity of Republic Hydro-Meteorological Service of Republic of Srpska is defined by the Law of meteorological and hydrological activities, Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska No. 20/00 of 17
Other regulatory framework applicable to NMS functionsOther legal acts of Government of the Republic of Srpska and the Ministry of agriculture. Internal organizational documents and acts Republic Hydro Meteorological Service of Republic of Srpska
Mandate for provision of climate services
Unit dedicated to climate-related activities
NMS is the sole authority for providing climate services in the country
Other organizations (governmental, academic, private, commercial, etc.) providing climate services in the country
National drought policy
Link to national drought policy
Gender distribution of staffTotal:Male:97Female:57
Number of staff by professional category
Management: Male:,Female:,Total:7
Meteorologists: Male:,Female:,Total:7
Meteorological Technicians: Male:,Female:,Total:80
Hydrologists: Male:,Female:,Total:4
Hydrological Technicians: Male:,Female:,Total:8
Climatologists/Climate Services: Male:,Female:,Total:11
Researchers: Male:,Female:,Total:
Support Staff: Male:,Female:,Total:21
Other: Male:,Female:,Total:16
Number of staff with university degreeTotal:15 employees with university educationMale:Female:
Number of staff by age categoryLess than 20 years:120-30 years:1130-40 years:3440-50 years:49Over 50 years:59
Number of staff due to retire in next 5 yearsManagement:Meteorologist:1Meteorological Technician:3Hydrologist:Hydrological Technician:Climatologist/Climate Services:Researchers:Support Staff:Other:
Staffing trend in recent 3-5 yearsNo significant year-to-year change
Areas in which NMS staff training is needed (in order of priority)1:hidrology forecast2:now cast3:forecast4:climatology, data base
Fellowships requested under the WMO Fellowship Programme in 2016-2017
Total annual budgetBAM 1,293.000,oo
Main sources of fundingGovernment
Percentage of budget coming from non-government budget0
Budget trend in the recent 3-5 yearsNo significant year-to-year change
Sources of funding for improving the hydrometeorological infrastructure, etc.the only income for RHMS RS is achieved through a some projects in terms of strengthening the material basis of our institutions-equipment procurement
Development/strategic plan in place in NMS, covering the next 3-5 yearsNo
Communications capacity and outreach
Quality Management System (QMS) in useNo
Status of QMS implementationNone
National committee or platform composed of ministries, agencies and other stakeholders in place at the national ro sub-national levels, which coordinates Disaster Risk Reduction activities
NMS membership in national committee or platform coordinating DRR activities
Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) in place in the country
Monitoring and forecasting systems in place for multiple hazards occurring simultaneously or cumulatively over time
MHEWS warning of potential cascading impacts
Number of people per 100,000 covered by early warning information through local governments or through national dissemination mechanisms in your countryTotal:Men:Women:
Percentage of local governments in the country having a plan to act on early warnings
Accessible, understandable, usable and relevant disaster risk information and assessment available to people at the national and local levels
NMS contribution and/or engagement in these risk assessments
Hazard, exposure and vulnerabilty information used in country as an input into emergency planning and the development of warning messages
Performance of MHEWS evaluated in the country
Feedback and lessons learned translated into improvements of the MHEWS
NMS engaged in performance reviews of the national MHEWS/DRR platform
A national WIGOS governance mechanism in place
A national WIGOS partnership agreement in place for integration and open-sharing of observations from NMS and non-NMS sources
Number of staff trained in OSCAR/Surface
A national process in place for acting on quality problem information received from the WIGOS Data Quality Monitoring System
A National WIGOS Implementation Plan adopted/approved
Communication systems used to access data and productsWIS dedicated networks (World Weeather Watch GTS)GTS via Internet
Country participation in WMO Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) scheme for the collection and transmission of meteorological observations at sea
Number of marine meteorological and oceanographic observing stations operated in the countryBy NMS:By institutional partners (non_NMS):By private partners:
Marine meteorological and oceanographic observing data shared and exchanged with WMO
Collaborative agreements or partnerships in the country concerning integrated marine meteorological and oceanographic observations
Status of climate data rescue at NMS
Services provided by NMSPublic Weather Services
Warning Services:()
Marine Services:()
Hydrological Services:()
Other hydrological (please specify) :Other any type (please specify):
Impact-based forecast and warning services produced/provided by NMS
Technical requirements necessary to enable NMS to produce/provide impact-based forecast and warning services
NMS involvement in a drought monitoring and early warning system
NMS use of a Flash Flood Guidance System for issuing flash flood warnings
Preparation and dissemination of marine forecasts or warning services by NMS as a Preparation Service of the Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS) within the framework of the Global Marine Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Forecasts and warnings received by NMS from the marine MetArea Issuing Service under GMDSS
NMS use of cooperative mechanisms, such as mentoring and sharing of expertise, in order to support Members in need to resolve existing deficiencies in the provision of marine meteorological services
User communities/sectors to which NMS provides climate products/information and estimated importance of users in various sectors for the NMS
National Hydrological Service (NHS) combined with the National Meteorological Service in a single entity
Exact title of NHS
Title of the institution with the authority over the service
Legal status of the NHS
Name(s) of the main institution(s) responsible for operational hydrology
Legislative act regulating hydrology (or hydrometeorology, or similar) in the country
Title of the primary legislative act determining the NHS mandate
NHS areas of responsibility
Flood management plan(s) established or under developmentYes
NHS membership in a national committee or platform coordinating disaster risk reduction activities
Gender distribution of NHS staffTotal:Male:Female:
Number of NHS staff (by professional category)
Management: Male:,Female:,Total:
Hydrologists: Male:,Female:,Total:
Hydrological Technicians: Male:,Female:,Total:
Climatologists/Climate Services: Male:,Female:,Total:
Researchers: Male:,Female:,Total:
Support Staff: Male:,Female:,Total:
Other: Male:,Female:,Total:
Number of NHS staff with university degree
Number of NHS staff by age categoryLess than 20 years:20-30 years:30-40 years:40-50 years:Over 50 years:
Number of NHS staff due to retire in the next 5 yearsManagement:Hydrologist:Hydrological Technician:Climatologist/Climate Services:Researchers:Support Staff:Other:
Staffing trend in the recent 3-5 years
Fellowships requested by NHS under the WMO Fellowships Programme in 2016-2017
Total annual budget of the NHS
Main sources of funding
Percentage of budget coming from non-government budget
Trend of the government component of the budget during the recent 3-5 yearsNo significant year-to-year change
Sources of funding for improving the hydrological infrastructure, etc.
Quality Management System (QMS) for hydrology in use in the countryYes
Status of QMS implementation
Impact-based forecast and warning services produced/provided by NHS staff
Flash flood warnings issued by NMS
Flash Flood Guidance System used for issuing flash flood warnings
Access to quantitative subseasonal or seasonal hydrological forecasts by sectoral users in the country
Use of flood hazard, exposure and vulnerability information in the country to carry-out risk assessments at the national, provincial and local levels
Relationships maintained by NHS with users of information products to understand their needs and level of satisfaction with the services provided
Regional Working Structure updateNo data available
Commissions update
Focal Points update

ASAP National Focal Points (ASAP-NFPs)

No Focal Point nominated

DBCP National Focal Points for buoy programmes (DBCP-NFP)

No Focal Point nominated

DRR Focal Points of RAs, TCs and TPs

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for Information and Public Affairs

NameCountryRole
Ms HODZIC Sabina Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point
Ms HODZIC Sabina Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

Focal Points for RTH

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for WIS Metadata matters

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points of CBS Lead Centers on Data Quality Monitoring (Land Surface)

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Point for Education and Training

NameCountryRole
Eng. KOVAČIĆ Igor Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Point for Weather Radar Metadata

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Point on Matters Related to Weather Pub. No. 9, Volume A (Observing Stations)

NameCountryRole
Mr SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC Kemal Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Points for Codes and Data Representation Matters

NameCountryRole
Mr PISMO Edin Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Points for Monitoring and Evaluation system

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for OSCAR/Surface

NameCountryRole
Mr SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC Kemal Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Points for PWS

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for the Country Profile Database

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for the RMDCN

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for WIGOS

NameCountryRole
Mr SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC Kemal Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Points on Matters Related to Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and related Climatological matters (RBCN)

NameCountryRole
Mr SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC Kemal Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Points on Matters Related to the Regional Basic Synoptic Network (RBSN)

NameCountryRole
Mr SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC Kemal Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Points on the Implementation Plan for the Evolution of the Global Observing System (EGOS-IP)

NameCountryRole
Mr SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC Kemal Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Focal Points on WIS matters

NameCountryRole
Mr SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC Kemal Bosnia and Herzegovina focal-point

National Gender Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

Port Meteorological Officers - useful contacts (PMOs)

No Focal Point nominated

SOOP Implementation Panel (SOOPIP)

No Focal Point nominated

SWFDP Global Production Centre Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

SWFDP Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

Task Team on VOS recruitment and programme promotion (TT-VOSRPP)

No Focal Point nominated

VOS Panel (VOSP)

No Focal Point nominated

Observations
Surface and upper-air stations (OSCAR/Surface) update
Kemal SEHBAJRAKTAREVIC
Catalogue of Meteorological Bulletins (Volume C1) updateNo data available
Radars updateNo data available
Global Atmosphere Watch - Stations update
Monitoring update

WIGOS data quality monitoring (details)

WIS Availability & monitoring (details)

World Wide Weather data submission monitoring (details)

Country information
WMO Information System update

WIS centres

Name Centre type Principal GISC Secondary GISC CBS Endorsement Technical Commission Manual on WIS status
NMC  NC  Offenbach    Approved by Cg/EC  CBS  Equals WIS Manual 

GTS links

remote endpoint type speed national endpoint
Sofia  IP  Internet  Sarajevo 

Availability & monitoring

INFOHYDRO updateNo data available
Regional Centres updateNo data available
WMO Library update
Climate Normals (1961-1990) update

Station: SARAJEVO-BJELAVE

Alerting Authorities Registry (CAP) update
Title Description More Info
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federal Hydrometeorological Institute of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina   A WMO Member [Bosnia and Herzegovina] identifies Federal Hydrometeorological Institute of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina as an alerting authority for hazard threats of these CAP categories: Geo Met Fire.   http://alerting.worldweather.org/authorities.php?recId=20
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Republic of Srpska   A WMO Member [Bosnia and Herzegovina] identifies Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Republic of Srpska as an alerting authority for hazard threats of these CAP categories: Geo Met Env.   http://alerting.worldweather.org/authorities.php?recId=274
Cooperation
VCP Requests update
Supporting country Status Year Description Project ID
  No support  1999-01  Provision of an integrated data processing system  DP/1/1/1 
  Withdrawn (replaced by OB/2/1/1 (Revised) 1999)  1995-01  Rehabilitation of the basic synoptic network  OB/2/1/1 
  No support  1995-01  Provision of an APT/WEFAX station  OB/3/2/1 
  No support  1995-01  Installation of a GTS satellite-based distribution system  TE/6/2/1 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Completed on 15/12/01  1999-01  Provision of a CLICOM system  WCP/2/1/1 
  No support  1999-01  Replacement of the existing meteorological instruments  OB/2/1/1 (Revised) 
  No support  2000-01  Provision of a MESSIR system  TE/6/3/1 
  No support  2001-01  Rehabilitation and automation of Bjelasnica Observatory  OB/2/2/1 
France
 
Completed on 02/12/04  2002-01  Connection of the NMC to RETIM2000  TE/6/3/2 
  No support  2003-01  Provision of a PC and software for TV weather presentation  PWS/1/1/1 
Czech Republic
 
Completed on 12/12/05  2005-01  Climatological data rescue with CLIDATA CDMS  WCP/4/1/1 
United States of America
Germany
 
Completed  2005-01  Rehabilitation of Bjelasnica GSN and RBSN Station  OB/2/2/1 (Revised) 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
Completed  2006-01  Establishment of GTS connection with RTH Sofia  TE/2/3/1 
  On-going  2013-01  Install Open Source Data Base Management system-MHC  WCP/2/1 
  On-going  2014-01  EUMETSAT DAWBEE Satellite Receiving Station  OB/3/2 
  No support  2014-01  Forecaster Workstation Synergie   DP/1/1  
Fellowships update

Sent Fellowships

Host country Institution Purpose of study Description Type of study Study period
Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Observatory  Training course on provision of weather service via the Internet. Funded entirely by Hong Kong China under VCP.  Meteorology  Others (Specify)  2004-03 - 2004-03 
GFCS Projects updateNo data available
Projects update

Projects implemented in this country

Supported countries Title Description Status Type
Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Greece
Hungary
Israel
Jordan
Lebanon
Montenegro
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
Ukraine
 
South-East European Multi-Hazard Early Warning Advisory System South-East Europe has experienced a significant number of severe meteorological and hydrological events in recent years. Heavy precipitation has caused floods and landslides. Droughts have increased the incidence of forest fires. People have suffered under prolonged heat and cold waves. There have been severe thunderstorms and hailstorms. These natural hazards have had significant impacts: human lives have been lost, property and infrastructure damaged, and the functioning of key sectors impaired. on-going WMO 
Afghanistan
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belize
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Georgia
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Montenegro
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Tajikistan
Thailand
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Singapore
 
Flash Flood Guidance System with Global Coverage (FFGS) Flash floods are among the world’s deadliest natural disasters with more than 5 000 lives lost annually. Their social, economic and environmental impacts are significant. Accounting for approximately 85% of flooding cases, flash floods also have the highest mortality rate among different classes of flooding, including riverine and coastal. Flash floods differ from river floods in their short time scales and occurrence on small spatial scales, which makes flash flood forecasting a different challenge from large-river flood forecasting. on-going WMO