PREAMBLE

EUMETNET is a network grouping European National Meteorological Services.

EUMETNET provides a framework to organise co-operative programmes between the Members in the various fields of basic meteorological activities such as observing systems, data processing, basic forecasting products, research and development, training. Through EUMETNET Programmes, the Members intend to develop their collective capability to serve environment management and climate monitoring and to bring to all European users the best available quality of meteorological information. They will use EUMETNET to make more efficient the management of their collective resources.


Terms and Conditions for the Use of the Meteoalarm Website (a EUMETNET Initiative)

General Remarks
The Meteoalarm website provides the general public with a graphical information system on potential meteorological danger and awareness over the European geographical domain. It constitutes a joint initiative of the Members of EUMETNET (see : http://www.eumetnet.eu.org/ ), the European Meteorological Network of National Meteorological Services (NMSs), managed by ZAMG (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, the National Meteorological Service of Austria) on behalf of the contributing NMSs called the Meteoalarm partners.
Meteoalarm data and information is provided for alerting, warning and informational purposes only, and is not intended for commercial trading purposes. Neither ZAMG nor the other EUMETNET National Meteorological Services or any other data or content providers shall be liable for any errors or delays in the Meteoalarm website content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Using this web site
Access to and use of the Meteoalarm website contents constitute your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of the site.

Meteoalarm partners reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after such notice shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Meteoalarm partners have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information and data provided through the web site are accurate at the time of publishing. Information and data on the Meteoalarm web site are subject to constant updates and changes.

In no event will Meteoalarm partners be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

Intellectual property
The logos featured on this site are registered trademarks.

All content featured on this site are the common property of the Meteoalarm partners, and subject to copyright protection.

The ownership and intellectual rights on all operational and updated awareness and warning information delivered to the Meteoalarm system remain with the Meteoalarm partners who originally produced this information.

The information on this web site may be used freely by the public.

Before using information obtained from this web site, special attention should be given to the date and time of the data and products being displayed.

In the event that any content from this web site are re-used:
  • The information contained in the content being reused shall not be modified in any way
  • When the content being re-used spans more than one country, the source of the information shall always be displayed as EUMETNET – MeteoAlarm
  • When the content relates to a single country, the name of the relevant content provider (National Meteorological Service or national institute) will always be displayed
  • In addition, for all reuse via internet applications a link will be provided to the following URL: www.meteoalarm.eu).
  • In addition, the time of issue of the content being re-used, as indicated at www.meteoalarm.eu at the time the content is extracted must be included in any re-use.
  • Any operational re-use of content should always be made available to users in real-time with the delay between the publication on the Meteoalarm website and the re-user's website on average less than 5 minutes and never longer than 10 minutes.
  • Additionally, all re-users are required to publish the following disclaimer:
'Time delays between this website and the www.meteoalarm.eu website are possible, for the most up to date information about alert levels as published by the participating National Meteorological Services please use www.meteoalarm.eu '

Third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material of this website must provide notice within such work(s) identifying the source of content incorporated and stating that such content is not subject to copyright protection. Further information can be obtained from this following address: meteoalarm@zamg.ac.at

Links
The Meteoalarm website contains links to internet sites ("third-party sites") managed by others NMS. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Meteoalarm partners of the content on those third-party sites. Meteoalarm partners are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party sites.

What information will be presented?
The awareness system will consist of geographical maps and a standard set of awareness situations, selected on the basis of a nearly common use between most participating countries, all status colours (level of awareness) within participating countries and their country regions. It uses colour coding to depict the severity of the anticipated events, in which the following colours represent:

White:
Missing, insufficient, outdated or suspicious data.

Green:
No particular awareness of the weather is required.

Yellow:
The weather is potentially dangerous. The weather phenomena that have been forecast are not unusual, but be attentive if you intend to practice activities exposed to meteorological risks. Keep informed about the expected meteorological conditions and do not take of any avoidable risk.

Orange:
The weather is dangerous. Unusual meteorological phenomena have been forecast. Damage and casualties are likely to happen. Be very vigilant and keep regularly informed about the detailed expected meteorological conditions. Be aware of the risks that might be unavoidable. Follow any advice given by your authorities.

Red:
The weather is very dangerous. Exceptionally intense meteorological phenomena have been forecast. Major damage and accidents are likely, in many cases with threat to life and limb, over a wide area. Keep frequently informed about detailed expected meteorological conditions and risks. Follow orders and any advice given by your authorities under all circumstances, be prepared for extraordinary measures.

  • Pictograms will be added to the geographical maps indicating which weather phenomenon(a) is (are) at stake
  • On the country regional level, additional information on intensity and timing is presented
  • In addition to this graphical presentation a photo image, related to each situation and critical awareness level will be presented in the background of the graph. These photo images intend to qualify the potential danger related to the specific awareness situation and to make the general public more conscious or aware of it
  • If awareness information from a participating country within the system database is outdated, suspicious or missing this country and its regions will be coloured white.
  • Countries not participating within the Meteoalarm system will be coloured grey on the European map

The English text version of the Terms and Conditions on the use of the website is the binding one
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