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Full Name of Organisation: Meteorological and Hydrological Service 

Legal Status: National Public Authority

Address: Gric 3, HR – 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Contact Person: Kreso Pandzic ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 Tanja Likso ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Brief description of the organization

Meteorological and hydrological Service (DHMZ) of Croatia is fundamental institution for meteorology and hydrology in Croatia. It is founded by decree of Government of People’s Republic of Croatia on 27th of August 1947. Part of staff (fifty employees) and equipment was taken up from Geophysical Institute and Ministry of Construction of NRH, which conducted part of services from field of meteorology and hydrology (opservations, weather forecast, etc.). Until Croatia became independent state, i.e. till 1991, DHMZ operates as regional institution, and after that as state one. DHMZ, in the name of state of Croatia perform international cooperation after 1992, when Croatia becomes member of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Over the years, as required by the growing range and amount of work, the number of employees increased to reach a stuff of more than 440.
The DHMZ internal organisation and its scope have been constantly changing and adapting to the increasingly demanding requirements set on hydrological and meteorological services to meet the demands of economy, traffic and environment.

Role in the DMCSEE Project

WP 1: Transnational project management and cooperation
WP 2: Communication & Dissemination
WP 3: Climatology and drought monitoring and mapping system
WP 4: Drought risk assesment
WP 5: Capacity building trainings
WP 6: The start-up of the DMCSEE