ESWD Partners

ESSL is happy to be able to count on several partners who assist in the collection and quality control of European severe weather data.

National Weather Services

  • Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics – ZAMG (Austria)
  • Cyprus Department of Meteorology – Cyprus
  • Czech Hydrometeorological Institute – CHMI (Czech Republic)
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst – DWD (Germany)
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute – FMI (Finland)
  • Institute for Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro – HMZCG (Montenegro)
  • Meteorological and Hydrological Service – DHMZ (Croatia)
  • National Meteorological Administration – NMA (Romania)
  • Slovak HydroMeteorological Institute – SHMU (Slovakia)
  • Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia – RHMSS (Serbia)

Voluntary Observer Networks (VON)

  • SKYWARN Polska (Poland, since 07.03.2015)
  • Czech Thunderstorm Research Association – CTRA (Czech Republic, since 07.03.2015)
  • Amateur Meteorological Society – AMS, former Skywarn CzechoSlovak (Czech Republic, since 09.04.2015)
  • SKYWARN Austria (Austria, since 04.06.2015)
  • SKYWARN Deutschland (Germany, since 04.06.2015)
  • Lovci na oluje Dubrovnik (Storm chasers Dubrovnik) (Croatia, since 25.06.2016)
  • PRETEMP – Previsione temporali (Italy, since 14.10.2018), merged with Associazione ONLUS MeteoNetwork (Italy, since 23.05.2015) in 2018
  • Estonian Thunderstorm Observers Network (Estonia, since 06.01.2019)

In addition, Keraunos (France) is a contributor of tornado data from France to the ESWD (since 14.06.2019).

Voluntary Observer Persons (VOP)

  • Mr. Stavros Dafis (Greece, since 06.03.2015)
  • Mr. Mario Sekulić (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo, all since 13.03.2015 and Slovenia, since 13.07.2019)
  • Mr. George Papavasileiou (Greece, since 26.03.2015)
  • Mr. Konstantin Kazakov (Belarus, Russian Federation, Ukraine, all since 11.06.2015)
  • Mr. Darian Martens (France, since 27.09.2015)
  • Mr. Manuel Oberhuber (Austria, Italy, both since 31.10.2015, Germany, Switzerland, both since 10.09.2017)
  • Mr. François Paul (France (only historical reports), since 13.12.2015)
  • Mr. Marco Cisar (Austria, since 13.03.2016)
  • Mr. Bas van der Ploeg (Belgium, Netherlands, both since 18.06.2016)
  • Mr. Mario Marcello Miglietta (Italy, since 24.09.2016)
  • Mr. Klodian Zaimi (Albania, since 31.10.2016, Serbia and/incl. Kosovo, since 21.08.2019)
  • Mr. Kairo Kiitsak (Estonia, since 07.01.2017, Latvia, Lithuania, both since 18.05.2018, and Finland, since 27.03.2019)
  • Mr. Nicolas Baluteau (France, since 05.03.2017, Belgium French-speaking Wallonia region, since 04.12.2017)
  • Mr. Igor Kibal`chich (Ukraine, incl. Krym/Crimea peninsula, since 15.07.2017)
  • Mr. Yurii Litvinov (Ukraine, incl. Krym/Crimea peninsula, since 30.09.2017)
  • Mr. Oliver Schlenczek (Germany, since 19.11.2017)
  • Mr. Markus Weggässer (Germany, since 20.11.2017)
  • Mr. Erik Christmann (Germany, since 02.12.2017)
  • Mr. Thomas Pfeifhofer (Austria, since 25.03.2018)
  • Mr. Lars Lowinski (United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, all since 23.06.2018 and Belgium, since 22.05.2021)
  • Mr. Oliver Obenrauch (Slovakia, since 23.06.2018)
  • Mr. Ioannis Matsangouras (Greece, since 05.01.2019)
  • Mr. Artur Surowiecki (Poland, since 27.03.2019)
  • Mr. Igor Laskowski (Poland, since 28.03.2019)
  • Mr. Wojciech Pilorz (Poland, since 29.03.2019)
  • Mr. Alexander Keul (Austria, since 16.11.2019)
  • Mr. Igor Azhigov (Russia – Russian Federation, since 25.01.2020)
  • Mr. Abdullah Kahraman (Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Turkey; especially historical data, since 24.02.2020)
  • Mr. Hendrik Sass (Germany, since 31.10.2021)
  • Mr. Niclas Lindberg Jensen (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, all since 28.01.2022)