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Environmental Agency of Emilia-Romagna – Hydro-Meteo-Climate Service

Hessian State Ministry for the  Environment


Hessian Agency for the Environment and Geology


A brief introduction

The Hydro-Meteo-Climate Service of the Environmental Agency of Emilia-Romagna (ARPA-SIMC) carries out operational activities, research and development in meteorology, climatology, agrometeorology, radarmeteorology and environmental meteorology.  ARPA-SIMC manages a regional hydro-meteo-pluviometric network and produces daily weather forecasts using meteorological limited area models. The development and implementation activities in ARPA-SIMC regard: the numerical model forecasting at high spatial resolution and the probabilistic forecasting system at the medium range for meteo-hydrological risks; the nowcasting system for very short-range weather forecasts for extreme weather events; the hydrological-hydraulic modelling to support the regional and interregional basins autorities; the integrated systems, based on both GIS techniques and mathematical models to support decisions by the regional government in agro-environmental policies; the seasonal forecasting techniques for regional> > and national purposes; the regionalisation studies of global climate change. ARPA-SIMC participates to the EU programmes, to the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts and to other international organisations.

ARPA-SIMC is an operational body of the regional government, established to collect information and data on environmental components for the development and test of regional policy. ARPA-SIMC has been recognized as the main technical body for supporting the regional comunication on environmental issues.

Based on the acquired experiences, ARPA-SIMC will share data and know-how in meteorology, climatology and hydrology with the Water CoRe partners, focusing on drought, extreme events and climate change and their relationship.

ARPA-SIMC will benefit of the project results increasing its capability of develop products and supports for the local and regional stakeholders and within the co-ordinated system of regional hydro-meteorological services in Italy.

Institution (EN): Environmental Agency of Emilia-Romagna – Hydro-Meteo-Climate Servic
Address: Viale Silvani, 6
Postal code:40122
Town: Bologna
Country: IT
NUTS Level 2: Emilia-Romagna
NUTS Level 3: Bologna
Phone (office): +39 0516497511:(mobile)
Fax: +39 0516497501

Contact person: Lucio Botarelli, Barbara Ramponi


This project is cofinanced by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme


The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.