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Administration de la navigation aérienne - Service météorologique de Luxembourg (SML)

LMO Description
Administration de la navigation aérienne - Service météorologique de Luxembourg (SML)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The components of the SML are provided trough EUMETSAT and ECMWF, two intergovernmental organisations involving Member States from within and outside the European Union, and by EUMETNET, a grouping of 20 European National Meteorological Services.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Basic meteorological activities such as observing system, data processing and forecasting in order to bring to all flight companies desserving the national airport and to bring to all national and international users the best available quality of meteorological information.
    SML is embedded in a broader, worldwide infrastructure, the World Weather Watch of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), and as such, gives European access to world-wide observations, including new types of observations e.g. from new satellite instruments e.g. from NOAA, NASA, JMA etc. SML has a communication network used for international and regional data exchange. This is a highly developed and reliable system which is used for operational (daily, hourly and even more frequent) weather, related, health and safety bulletins. This is also a highly interoperatable system of metadata, data, protocola and formats which can only be changed trough existing formal WMO process.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Whole country
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    SML aims to bring all national and European users the best avilable quality of meteolorogical information including weather and climate sciences.
    Primary Business: 
    Meteorology (weather and climate) including observation and forecasting
    Environmental application domains: 
    Meteorological observing network, data management and data exchange, forecasts to help managing risks related to severe winds, severe weather changes, heavy precipitations; climatology and aeronautical meteorology.