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Denmark
Regional Association VI (Europe)

General Information

population 5 613 706 (*)
land area (km2) N/A
GDP (million USD) 335 878 (*)
WMO Member since 1951-07-10
QMS status only aviation
decadal temp. anomalies (**) 1.1 °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 The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
PR with WMO Marianne THYRRING
International organizations (unknown)

Hydrology

National Hydrometeorological Service
Hydrological adviser Claus KERN-HANSEN

Aviation

Meteorological Authority Danish Meteorological Institute
Meteorological service provider
Institutional information
Composition of the WMO (PUB5) update
Permanent Representative
THYRRING Marianne
Hydrological Adviser
KERN-HANSEN Claus Expert (Commission for Hydrology) Expert (Commission for Climatology)
Commission for Basic Systems
PEDERSEN N. Expert (Commission for Basic Systems)
JENSEN F. Expert (Commission for Basic Systems)
Commission for Atmospheric Sciences
KROGH ANDERSEN (MS) Katrine Expert (Commission for Atmospheric Sciences) Expert (Commission for Climatology)
KORSHOLM Ulrik Expert (Commission for Atmospheric Sciences)
Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation
BODTKER E. Expert (Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation)
Commission for Climatology
KROGH ANDERSEN (MS) Katrine Expert (Commission for Atmospheric Sciences) Expert (Commission for Climatology)
KERN-HANSEN Claus Expert (Commission for Hydrology) Expert (Commission for Climatology)
Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology
OLUFSEN Soren Expert (Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology) Expert (Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology)
Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
OLUFSEN Soren Expert (Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology) Expert (Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology)
Commission for Hydrology
KERN-HANSEN Claus Expert (Commission for Hydrology) Expert (Commission for Climatology)
Institutional Information update
Title of the National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Service (NMS)Danish Meteorological Institute
Title of institution with authority over NMSThe Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
Legal status of the NMS
Legislative act regulating meteorology (or hydrometeorology)
NMS areas of responsibilitiesMeteorologyClimateOceanography
Provision of meteorological services for aviationThe Service is the Meteorological Authority (as per ICAO Annex 3) and also the met service provider for aviation
Title of primary legislative act determining NMS functionsYearly bill of Finance
Other regulatory framework applicable to NMS functionsAgreements with different agencies for providing information
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:Female:
Number of staff by professional category
Management: Male:,Female:,Total:
Meteorologists: Male:,Female:,Total:
Meteorological Technicians: 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 staff with university degreeTotal:171Male:Female:
Number of staff by age categoryLess than 20 years:20-30 years:30-40 years:40-50 years:Over 50 years:
Number of staff due to retire in next 5 yearsManagement:Meteorologist:Meteorological Technician:Hydrologist:Hydrological Technician:Climatologist/Climate Services:Researchers:Support Staff:Other:
Staffing trend in recent 3-5 yearsSteadily decreasingMajor decrease
Areas in which NMS staff training is needed (in order of priority)1:2:3:4:
Fellowships requested under the WMO Fellowship Programme in 2016-2017
Total annual budget281.980.288 DKK
Main sources of fundingGovernmentCommercial activitiesCost recovery (e.g., for provision of aviation services)
Percentage of budget coming from non-government budget51,31
Budget trend in the recent 3-5 yearsSteadily decreasing
Sources of funding for improving the hydrometeorological infrastructure, etc.National agencies
Development/strategic plan in place in NMS, covering the next 3-5 yearsNo
Communications capacity and outreach
Quality Management System (QMS) in useYes
Status of QMS implementationQMS implemented for aviation branchselected business areas
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 products
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:()
Aviation Services
Marine Services:(Marine safety forecast and warning services for high seas, coastal waters and ports)
Hydrological Services:(Basic information products (min, mean, max gauge height and discharge))
Tsunami ServicesOther hydrological (please specify) :Other any type (please specify):0
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 development
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 yearsSteadily decreasing
Sources of funding for improving the hydrological infrastructure, etc.
Quality Management System (QMS) for hydrology in use in the country
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

Coordinator on Satcom issues

No Focal Point nominated

DRR Focal Points of RAs, TCs and TPs

No Focal Point nominated

Focal point for Global Cryosphere Watch

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for AGM

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for RTH

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for SAM

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for SMM

No Focal Point nominated

Focal Points for WIS IT Security Matters

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

Focal Points on Global Telecommunications System matters

No Focal Point nominated

GURME Country Contacts

No Focal Point nominated

METAREA Coordinators

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Point for Education and Training

NameCountryRole
OLUFSEN Soren Denmark Focal point

National Focal Point for Weather Radar Metadata

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for Codes and Data Representation Matters

NameCountryRole
LAURSEN Ellen Vaarby Denmark Focal point

National Focal Points for Monitoring and Evaluation system

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for OSCAR/Surface

NameCountryRole
LAURSEN Ellen Vaarby Denmark 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 Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project

No Focal Point nominated

National Focal Points for WIGOS

NameCountryRole
KERN-HANSEN Claus Denmark Focal point

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

NameCountryRole
OLSEN Niels Denmark Focal point

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

NameCountryRole
KERN-HANSEN Claus Denmark Focal point

National Focal Points on WIS matters

NameCountryRole
LAURSEN Ellen Vaarby Denmark Focal point

National Gender Focal Points

NameCountryRole
WALLIN Nina Focal point

National Marine Services Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

SWFDP Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre Focal Points

No Focal Point nominated

WMO AMDAR Focal Points

NameCountryRole
AMSTRUP Bjarn Denmark Focal point
Observations
Surface and upper-air stations (OSCAR/Surface) update
Catalogue of Meteorological Bulletins (Volume C1) updateNo data available
Radars update
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  Exeter  Approved by Cg/EC  CBS  Equals WIS Manual 

GTS links

remote endpoint type speed national endpoint
Exeter  IP  16  Copenhagen 
Norrkoping  IP  32  Copenhagen 

Availability & monitoring

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

Station: TORSHAVN

Station: FLYVESTATION AALBORG

Station: SKAGEN FYR

Station: THYBOROEN

Station: FLYVESTATION KARUP

Station: AARHUS LUFTHAVN

Station: FLYVESTATION SKRYDSTRUP

Station: KEGNAES FYR

Station: ODENSE LUFTHAVN

Station: OMOE FYR

Station: ROESNAES FYR

Station: KOEBENHAVNS LUFTHAVN

Station: BORNHOLMS LUFTHAVN

Alerting Authorities Registry (CAP) update
Title Description More Info
Denmark: Danish Meteorological Institute   A WMO Member [Denmark] identifies Danish Meteorological Institute as an alerting authority for hazard threats of these CAP categories: Met Env CBRNE.   http://alerting.worldweather.org/authorities.php?recId=42
Cooperation
VCP Requests updateNo data available
Fellowships updateNo data available
GFCS Projects updateNo data available
Projects update

Projects implemented in this country

Supported countries Title Description Status Type
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Norway
Russian Federation
Sweden
United States of America
 
Establish Climate Services for the Arctic Polar Region The cryosphere – frozen precipitation, snow cover, sea ice, lake and river ice, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, permafrost and seasonally frozen ground – is a critically important component of the Arctic Climate System. Global climate, water and weather as well as other environmental areas are also highly influenced by the cryosphere. It is a major indicator of global climate change and plays a fundamental role in Earth’s climate system. The WMO Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW), initiated in 2011, provides authoritative info on-going WMO 
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Norway
Russian Federation
Sweden
United States of America
 
Polar Prediction The WMO World Weather Research Programme’s Polar Prediction Project aims to advance the science in numerical models, data acquisition and assimilation, ensemble forecast methods, verification, and the production of prediction products – all with a polar emphasis.  on-going WMO