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Head of Central Forecasting Office
Czech hydrometeorological institute
Integrated Warning Service System (IWSS) at Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI)
CHMI‘s warning service is a component of Integrated Rescue System of Czech
Republic which supplies issuing of warning information for the territory of Czech
Republic from both meteorological and hydrological risks point of view. The main
purpose of this system is to inform and warn authorities, media, people and
other users of hydrometeorological data about probability of dangerous weather
and protection of human lives and property.
This service is carrying out by meteorological and hydrological forecasting
sections (Central and Regional Forecasting Offices) of CHMI in co‐operation with
Military Weather Service of Army of Czech Republic using concept of Integrated
Warning Service System. Basic component of IWSS is warning information.
Outputs from IWSS are available in ASCI, XML and newly in CAP (Common Alert
Protocol) formats immediately after their issuing. Special text information is
sending to Integrated Rescue Service, Military Weather Service, local authorities,
catchment organizations, media and others. Warning information is given to web
site of CHMI www.chmi.cz in graphical and tabular format. Notifying message for
many users is prepared and distributed automatically by email when warning
information is issued. SMS information is also prepared for some users. It is also
important to educate authorities, media and other users for better understanding
of warning information.
Mr. Marjan Sandev was studying at the University "Cyril and Methodius" in
Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) in branch of meteorology in the years 1983 ‐
1989. Degree qualified engineer meteorologist was awarded in 1989 in
Macedonia. Validation of diploma in the Czech Republic carried by MFF UK in
1990 and confirmed the title Mgr.
He works at the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Prague ‐ Komořany from
June 1990 up to now. In the period 1990 – 1997 he worked as operational
meteorologist in synoptic meteorological department. From 1997 to 2003 he was
head of meteorological department in the Central Forecasting Office and from
2003 up to the present he is head of the Central Forecasting Office.
In the nineties he participated many times on a common project ALADIN
(development of a numerical model for short‐range weather forecast) at Meteo
France in Toulouse.
Since 2004 he is a member of the group for preparation and publication of
monthly weather forecast, including research and development in this area. After
catastrophic floods in the Czech Republic (1997, 2002 and 2013) he worked and
coordinated meteorological evaluation of these floods.
His professional interests are hazardous hydrometeorological phenomena in the
Czech Republic, the operational application and development of the Integrated
Warning Service, development of methods and applications for weather
forecasting (from very short to monthly range) based on the numerical results
and database systems, automatic interpretation of weather forecasts, use of
operational meteorological systems in praxes etc.