The Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), founded in 1851, is Austria’s national weather and geophysical service. Its headquarters are located in Vienna, with subsidiaries in the federal states of Salzburg, Tyrol, Styria, and Carinthia. Although affiliated to the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, the ZAMG was granted partial legal capacity in 1991, paving the way for certain commercial activities.
ZAMG is responsible for all activities usually carried out by national weather and geophysical institutes, such as the gathering and the storage of meteorological data, continuously surveying Austria’s climatological and geophysical state as well as providing information, advice and warnings in case of natural or environmental disasters. At ZAMG, applied research in the meteorological and geophysical domain is carried out, often in close collaboration with domestic and international institutions. In addition, ZAMG represents Austria in major international organizations such as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and is the lead partner in large international projects such as Meteoalarm, INCA-CE, and the EUMETNET Nowcasting Activity.
- Dr. Maja Zuvela-Aloise
Dr. Maja Zuvela-Aloise holds a degree in natural sciences from the University of Kiel, Germany. She worked as scientific consultant in ESS GmbH, Austria on integration of the numerical models into web-based DSS for water and air quality management. She has joint the ZAMG in 2010 and is in charge of urban climate modelling applications including coordination of projects related to urban climate, climate change impacts and design of adaptive measures.
- Dr. Rosmarie de Wit
PhD, Atmospheric Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU); postdoctoral fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD, USA); working at ZAMG since 2016; atmospheric dynamics, urban modelling, observational data analysis; CLARITY TM
- Dr. Robert Goler
PhD, Atmospheric Physics, Monash University, Australia; postdoctoral researcher at LMU Munich, Germany; senior scientist at BOKU Vienna and alpS, Innsbruck, Austria; since 2014 at the ZAMG in Numerical Weather Prediction; project management, remote-sensing; CLARITY TM