With the press release of the Council of Ministers no. 65 of 6 October 2020, it is announced that the Council of Ministers in the meeting of Monday 5 October 2020, at 9.43 pm approved the regulation concerning the organization of the National Agency for Meteorology and Climatology called “ItaliaMeteo” and measures aimed at facilitating coordination of the management of meteorology and climatology (decree of the President of the Republic – definitive examination)
Certainly an important step for ITALIAMETEO which will also have positive repercussions for the MISTRAL project.
Objectives of the ItaliaMeteo Agency as foreseen by the Draft decree of the President of the Republic concerning the establishment of ItaliaMeteo (http://documenti.camera.it/leg18/dossier/pdf/Am0067.pdf):
a) collect and archive the observational data, forecasts and simulations acquired by the subjects referred to in comma 2 (Meteo agencies), as well as those received directly from the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast – ECMWF);
b) redistribute without charge and promptly to the same subjects, data, products, elaborations, analyzes, meteorological, climatological and marine forecasts, integrated with their own;
e) provide optimal uniform standards for observational networks, establishing the technological criteria of quality, frequency of temporal acquisition and spatial resolution;
d) agree, also from a financial point of view, with the subjects referred to in comma 2, the methods of transmission and exchange of data, as well as the use of the computing and IT infrastructures and data archives.
With this in mind, the MISTRAL project is already developing services and applications that we hope will support the achievement of the Agency’s objectives.