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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Monday, 8 November 2010
Official ceremony —in Alexander Hall of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia

09:30–10:40 Opening 10:40–11:00 Ceremony to award outstanding Bulgarian scientists and foreign guests
11:00–11:45 (in parallel) Coffee break and Press-conference
11:45–13:00 Greetings
  • Greetings by Directors of foreign meteorological services
    • Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics of Austria
    • Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
    • Turkish State Meteorological Service
    • Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia
    • Republic Hydrometeorological Institute of the FYR of Macedonia
  • Greetings from Bulgarian organizations
    • National Institute for Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography—BAS
    • Institute for Oceanology—BAS
    • Research Institute of Soil Science and Agroecology—National Center of Agrarian Sciences
    • Meteorological Service of the Military Air Forces—Ministry of Defence
    • Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority—Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
    • Aerospace Center—General Directorate "Civil Protection" of the Ministry of Interior
    • Executive Forest Agency—Ministry of Agriculture and Foods
    • Faculty of Physics—Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
    • University of Forestry
    • University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
  • Greetings from sponsors, former and present employees of NIMH–BAS, guests
13:00–13:30 Gratitude to the guests, sponsors and participants; closure of the official ceremony
16:30–18:00 Visit in NIMH-BAS for introduction of the activity of its operative units
  • Visit in the Regional Telecommunication Center
  • Visit in the National Center for meteorological forecasts
  • Visit in the Center for hydrological forecasts
  • Visit in the Training Center

19:00–21:00 Cocktail in Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia

Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Jubilee Scientific Session in the Grand Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

09:00–09:30 Lecture "Climate Change and Adaptation" by Dr. Michel Jarraud—Secretary-General of WMO
09:30–10:30 Presentations by Bulgarian scientists—Session 1
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:30 Presentations by Bulgarian scientists—Session 2
12:30–13:30 Poster session
Information—via e-mail: 120years(AT) and phone: +359-9753350.