EMMA

Objectives

The EMMA Project intends to achieve the following goals:

  • Displaying the alerts and warning of EUMETNET member countries and Programme partners in an easy understandable way by professionals and the public on a website www.meteoalarm.eu;
  • Research and Development: harmonization of the warnings towards impact oriented warnings;
  • Networking and coordination with relevant organisations like Civil Protection Organisations and ERCC the Emergency Response and Coordination Centre of the European Commission;
  • Coordination of the EMMA project with the WMO Task Team of the WG on Service Delivery.
  • "Displaying the alerts and warning of EUMETNET member countries and Programme partners in an easy understandable way."

The tasks

The Online collection and publication of warnings for the next 48 hours of 35 different partners, technical quality control of the incoming messages and display of this information on maps with European, national and regional levels. The static part of this information is displayed in 31 languages, the dynamic warning texts in the languages provided by the NM(H)S, which is usually the local language and English.

Harmonization of the warnings as much as national procedures allow any adaptation with thresholds based on climatologically chosen regions and impact considerations.

 

The requirements

ZAMG operates all parts of its business according to ISO 9001 Quality Control. The quality measures are essential part of the process and would be in the case of the EMMA Project the near 100% availability of the website, a fast response to the internal users (NM(H)S´s) and good and efficient relations to outside users (re-users of the information, media, Civil Protection).

It is planned  to provide users technically in a more advanced form CAP files with information concerning warned areas, alert levels and text for those NM(H)S who provide text within their warnings) in an adequate way according to the Terms and conditions published on the present website and approved by EUMETNET Council.

 

The organisation

ZAMG works with dedicated experts in the staff for harmonization, IT solutions and contact to possible external funding sources. Parts of the IT operations are subcontracted. KNMI supports the EMMA work with PR activities