and Information Technology Center
Communication and Information Technology Center (CITC)
represents the SHS subdivision that assures the functioning of meteorological information collecting, processing and disseminating system, as well as
of other information technologies of the institution, inclusive of the administrative information exchange.
The Centre consists of two entities: Communications Group and Information Technology Group.
The Communication Group provides the efficient non-stop operation of the national observational network.
In order to solve the major tasks related to collection and process of the meteorological data, the
Information Technologies Group created in 2003 the software „Compositor”. It is used for the development of the regime bulletins according to the
format established by WMO.
In order to receive and transmit the information by the operative subdivisions of the Service
and by Roshydromet, in 2004 there was purchased the software and hardware complex Unimas.
The main tasks of Unimas are:
Collection of data from the hydrometeorological stations of the national observations network and their transmission
to the data process centers;
Dissemination of the processed hydrometeorological information (in the form of analyses, forecasts, maps) from the process
centers to the operative forecasts centers;
Convert the message format and organize the connection nodes with other data transmission
networks (email, telegraph etc.).
Since 2010 the national observation network was upgraded with new Internet technologies
such as access to data and communication via the HTTP protocol, via FTP, email and others.
One of the main components of the information culture of the present society is the use of the information
responsibilities of the Group are to implement the new information technologies methods into the subdivisions of the Service, provide the storage of all
types of hydrometeorological and environmental information, develop software, develop, complete and storage of databases.
At present, all the Service subdivisions are provided with compute. The specialists of the group are responsible for the
elaboration of the automatic workplaces for hydrologists, meteorologists, agrometeorologists and others. Also, they develop software for process of the
climatic, hydrologic, actinometrical and other meteorological information, as well as of the information about the water, soil and air pollution.
One of the main tasks of the Group is the extension and service of the local network, reparation and maintenance of the PCs, maintenance
and update of the SHS webpage.
Besides the developments of the Group, there are implemented and serviced the purchased software, as well
as the one received from WMO.
Also, the Group provides
with software the automatic stations and the modern analytical equipment, such as spectrophotometer Caru - 100, chromotograph and others that are used in
the frame of the Service.
All the introduced data are stored on technical devices that multiplied, rewritten and continuously renewed.
Therefore the databases is kept to be further used.