120th Anniversary of the Bulgarian Meteorological Service and
150th Anniversary of the First Meteorological Observations in Bulgaria

November, 8 and 9, 2010

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first meteorological observations in Bulgaria and the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Meteorological Service (currently the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences).

On this occasion we are proudly organized an official celebration of these anniversaries on the 8th of November at 9:30h, followed by a jubilee scientific session on the 9th of November, at 9:00h. These events were held respectively in the Alexander hall of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel and the Grand hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, both located at Narodno Sabranie Square. The celebration was under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Youth and Science, and the Minister of Environment and Water was in attendance as a guest of honour. The Bulgarian Parliament will host an exhibition specially organized for this event.

The Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization, the President of the European Meteorological Society, Directors of European Meteorological Services, members of Bulgarian Parliament, the Mayor of Sofia, heads of national and local authorities will be among the special guests of the celebration.

The studies presented at the session are accessible as ppts and pdfs (in Bulgarian) in this site and will be published in the Bulgarian Journal of Meteorology and Hydrology.


Scientific Committee:

  • Georgi Miloshev, Acad. D.Sc.—Chairman
  • Valentin Kazandjiev, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.—Vice Chairman
  • Jordan Marinski, D.Sc. Prof.
  • Neyko Neykov, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.
  • Elena Bojilova, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.
  • Todor Todorov, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.


Organising Committee:

  • Hristomir Branzov, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.—Chairman
  • Tanya Spasova, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.—Secretary
  • Plamen Ninov, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.
  • Valentin Kazandjiev, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.
  • Neyko Neykov, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.
Information—via e-mail: 120years(AT) and phone: +359-9753350.