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Zagreb, April 20, 2023

Re-promotion of the book Plants that Tell the Weather

At the invitation of the Croatian Botanical Society, the presentation of the first published book of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society (HAgMD) Plants that Tell the Weather by meteorologist Marko Vučetić, was again held in Zagreb. Those present were greeted by the president of HAgMD, Prof. Damir Barčić also emphasized the importance of publishing such a book that uniquely connects plants with weather and thus popularizes agrometeorology. Prof. Vladimir Hršak, our eminent botanist and one of the reviewers of the book, especially emphasized that he was pleasantly surprised after reading the book. And when he thought he knew a lot about plants, he did not expect that plants can be observed with other eyes – the eyes of a meteorologist who connected ancient myths, traditional and scientific meteorology with plants.


10 years of HAgMD


The Croatian Agrometeorological Society (HAgMD) celebrates ten years since its founding on June 13, 2012, and was entered in the Register of Associations of the Republic of Croatia on September 19, 2012. It was founded by 24 experts and scientists in meteorology, agronomy and forestry to promote and improve all branches of the agrometeorological sciences. Although it is a young society, its diverse and rich activity is recognized by the public. HAgMD is continuously implementing Agrometeorology in the Service of Users (ASK) and Agrometeorological Mosaic for Youth (AMM) projects.


Zagreb, December 16, 2022

Ivana Čavlina Tomašević defended the Cotutelle PhD

Our member, Ivana Čavlina Tomašević, Ph.D. defended her doctorate at the Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb on December 16, 2022 with a research topic in the field of silvometeorology. The research is the first in Croatia to link the fire behavior and weather conditions. The dissertation entitled "Analysis of fire weather conditions during catastrophic fires in Croatia and Australia" was defended twice as a Cotutelle PhD, which is the first such doctorate in the scientific field of geophysics in Croatia per agreement between the University of Zagreb, Croatia and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. The doctorate at the Macquarie University was awarded on November 9, 2022, after an international peer review process which included three experts in the field of fire weather. Čavlina Tomašević received a scholarship from Macquarie University for this Cotutelle PhD and spent a year in Sydney conducting this research in cooperation with the Bureau of Meteorology and Tasmania Fire Service.


Zagreb, December 14–18, 2020

16th Annual Assembly of Croatian Agrometeorological Society

Due to the COVID-19 situation the 16th Annual Conference of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society, which was also the election session, was held on December 14–18, 2020. by e-mail. The president of Croatian Agrometeorological Society prepared an overview of the Society work in the period 20122020. In the 8.5-year term 39 agrometeorological seminars, one working meeting, seven agrometeorological workshops, six excursions, two open days, two round tables and a conference were organized. There were mobile and microclimate measurements in 2013 that took place on the islands of Hvar and Korčula. A total of 447 letters, 80 contracts, 37 competitions, 27 reports on actual projects was written and 39 meetings of the Steering Committee, two urgent meeting, the ten oversight of the Supervisory Board and the 16th Assembly were held.


Agrometeorological station in Jazbina

From April of 2017 to November of 2018 at Experimental station Jazbina of Agricultural Faculty of University of Zagreb a set of agrometeorological measurements was performed within FIrst MicrOmeteorological research within CROatian-HUNgarian collaboration (FIMO-CROHUN) and VITiculture and CLimate Change in Croatia (VITCLIC) projects.


Vienna, April 12, 2018.

Fire is no joke presented on Phenological Symposium

Within the framework of the COST 725 Establishing a European Phenological Data Platform for Climatological Applications, (2005-2009) and EUMETNET/ZAMG PEP 725 Pan European phenological database (2010-today) the European phenological Database was established with the headquarters of the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) in Vienna. The base contains developmental stages (leaf unfolding, flowering, ripening, harvest, etc.) of forest trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, agricultural crops and fruit trees. It is open to scientific research and education for monitoring and determination of climate variations and changes. Since 2010, every year a meeting of the Management Committee has been held, consisting of representatives of 19 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). The project manager of both projects was Elisabeth Koch, PhD, and Helfried Scheifinger, PhD has been since last year.


Hvar, March 5, 2018

150th anniversary of Hvar tourism

Marking the 160th anniversary of Hvar's meteorological station and the 150th anniversary of modern organized tourism in Hvar, our member from Hvar, Marko Vučetić, held a convenient lecture "Meteorology and Tourism" on March 5, 2018. The lecture is organized in agreement with High School of Hvar, optional group "Promotion of a tourist destination" and the humanitarian association "Kapja jubavi". In addition to the lecture, a workshop with meteorological and tourist issues, mainly related to the Hvar climate and tourism, but also to the wider area of Croatia, was prepared. Composed questions were used for "kahoot quiz" involving several teams.


Zagreb, December 8–11, 2017 and February 22, 2018

The Tenth and Eleven Annual Assembly of HAgMD

The Croatian Agrometeorological Society held the Tenth Annual Meeting by e-mail from 8 to 11 December 2017. The Work Plan and the Financial Plan for 2018 was voted by 52 members out of 75 and the plans were accepted. With the same number of votes, Suzana Filić was promoted as a new member of the Steering Committee.


Hvar, February 1, 2018

The 160th anniversary of the Hvar meteorological station

On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the meteorological station in Hvar, organized by the City Library of Hvar and the Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ), an exhibition was set up and a lecture was held on 1 February 2018. The exhibited materials were selected and prepared by Marko Vučetić dipl. ing. and dr. Višnjica Vučetić mostly from the archives of the DHMZ, and part of the Department of Geophysics of the Faculty of Science and the personal collection.


Dubrovnik, January 15, 2018

European Tree of the Year

The Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Areas of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, as the Croatian Coordinator of Competition of the European Tree of the Year, in cooperation with Dubrovnik-Neretva County and its partners held a press conference in Dubrovnik on January 15, 2018.


Karlovac, April 8, 2017
Excursion in Karlovac

Within the framework of the work of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society was organized one-day excursion to Karlovac, April 8, 2017. The excursion was of educational nature, and with the sightseeing of the city: the Star, the Franciscan monastery museum and the old town of Dubovac, the greatest emphasis was on the visit of the Karlovac meteorological station and the visit to the aquarium of freshwater Aquatika.


Zagreb, December 12-16, 2016 and February 23, 2017

Eighth and Ninth Annual Assembly of HAgMD

The Croatian Agrometeorological Society held the Eighth Annual Meeting by e-mail from December 12 to 16, 2016. 52 members out of 74 voted for the Work Plan and Financial Plan for 2017 and the plans were accepted.

We started the Ninth Annual Assembly for a minute of silence for our member of the Society, a longtime head of the Main Agrometeorological Station in Križevci and those in love with agrometeorology Mr. Zdravko Košćević, who left us on February 21, 2017.


Dubrovnik, October 27, 2016
Short animated film “The fire is no joke”

At the opening of the 8th professional counseling of Croatian Firefighting Association in Dubrovnik Marijana Miljas Đuračić presented the animated film "The fire is no joke." The film was made by Croatian Agrometeorological Society in partnership with Public Institution for Management of Protected natural Areas of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. The film was inspired by great forest fires that had ravaged the Pelješac peninsula and the island of Korčula in July 2015.


Island of Lokrum, September 29, 2016
The premiere of animated film "The fire is no joke"

Inspired by the idea that the cartoon is closest media to the children, Croatian agrometeorological Society (HAgMD) embarked on a magical adventure of making a cartoon named: "The fire is no joke" to make children under 10 years meet with the causes of forest fires and its disastrous consequences.


Zagreb, June 20, 2016
The Seventh Annual Assembly of Croatian Agrometeorological Society

The Seventh Annual Conference of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society, which was also the election session, was held on June 20, 2016. At the beginning, the projection of work version of animated film "The fire, fierce enemy of the forest" was held. In the official part the president of Croatian Agrometeorological Society gave an overview of the Society work in the period 2012-2016.


Zagreb, February 22, 2016
The Sixth Annual Assembly of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society

Croatian Agrometeorological Society was held 6th Annual assembly where was discussed about Working Report and Financial Report in 2015.


Buchurest, October 7, 2015
Establishment of Global Federation of AgroMeteorological Societies, GlobalFAMS

How to respond to the demands of customers who are looking at the same time for nutritional quality of the foody, and also environmentally friendly and socially sustainable agricultural product, is a difficult task not only for farmers, but also for scientists too, especially at a time when modern agriculture must additionally adopt to the challenges of increasingly frequent extreme weather events which are a consequence of climate change.


Dubrovnik, March 20 and 21, 2014
Working group WG2 COST Action ES 1106

A meeting of the Working Group WG2 COST Action EC 1106 was held in Dubrovnik from 20 to 21 March 2014. The meeting objective was the presentation of the results and preparation of the WG2 report. The working group WG2 is led by Prof. Josef Eitzinger, and the project runs from April 18, 2012 to April 17, 2016.


Križevci, June 13, 2013
Open Day of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society (HAgMD)

Period of holding of Open Days between 12th and 15th June 2013, as it was announced by the Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs, perfectly matched with the first anniversary of HAgMD's.


HAgMD @ 2014.