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New version of mobile app “The weather in your pocket” is available in the Play Market
“The Weather in your Pocket” developed jointly with the Geographic Information Systems UE of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus mobile application of Belhydromet was released on Play Market platform on April 3, 2019. The first test version was have been published in December 2018, Within 4 months of testing large number of reviews were collected and processed. Most of them were taken into account. In new version has improved stability, possibility to select size of widget to be placed on the screen of electronic device, description of symbols and abbreviations used in application. You can install application according to LINK or you can scan QR code with camera of mobile device.
Belhydromet takes part in the project “Step into the Future”
Belhydromet took part in the project of informing students “Step into the Future”, which is carried out on the basis of the state institution “Minsk City Center for Social Services for Family and Children”. The project “Step into the Future” is supposed to help the development of career guidance programs for young people: to orient with the choice of a future specialty and to understand the ocean of professions and education institutions. The goal is to increase the level of professional maturity by immersing participants in an atmosphere of professional self-determination and real professional samples. The project involves interactive acquaintance of students with professions of leading industries, conversations with representatives of individual professions, develops students' ability to adapt professionally in modern conditions.
Action "Earth Hour" will be held on March 30 from 20.30 to 21.30
The Minsk City Committee for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection calls on all concerned to take part in global action "Earth Hour" and to turn off the light on March 30 for one hour from 20-30 to 21-30. Earth Hour is an international action in which the World Wide Fund for Nature calls for turning off the lights and household appliances for one hour as a sign of concern for the future of the planet. At the same time, lights of the most famous buildings and monuments of the world are turned off. This year the action will be held in Belarus for the 11th time. The purpose of Earth Hour is not to save electricity. This promotion is a symbol of respect for nature. From year to year this event allows drawing attention to the need of responsible attitude to nature. Today, Earth Hour is the most massive environmental event on the planet. Last year more than 2 million people from 187 countries of the world took part in it, the lighting of more than 3,100 architectural sites was turned off. In Belarus events took place in 22 localities, the lighting of the central architectural sites was turned off. Last year illumination of National Library, National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater, Belarusian State Philharmonic Society, National State Museum of the History of Great Patriotic War, as well as more than 250 architectural highlights were turned off in Minsk. Since this is an absolutely voluntary action, people decide for themselves how many and which devices they turn off, and the city authorities initiate switching off the illumination of city objects. For security reasons organizers of the action do not recommend to turn off street lighting, aeronautical lights and traffic lights. Turning off lights for an hour is not difficult, but even behind such a symbolic action is an opportunity to help the planet by changing its daily habits. How? For example, it is reasonable consumption of electricity and heat, water and recycling paper and other materials. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions - the main cause of current climate change, which corresponds to the provisions of Presidential Directive No. 3 of June 14, 2007 of the year.
Festive event dedicated to the World Meteorological Day and the Day of Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Belarus was held in Belgidromet.
Festive event took place in Belhydromet on March 22, 2019 devoted to two important dates at once - the World Meteorological Day and Day of Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Belarus. Belhydromet team gathers every year in a cozy assembly hall for a solemn event. Like any serious event it starts with the anthem. In Belhydromet it started with hymn of the Hydrometeorological Service, whose words touches the soul: “The country can sleep in peace with people like in Hydrometeorological Service!”. And indeed, our people are wonderful! Number of warm words addressed to the team is a confirmation! The event was opened by Oleg Klimovich, First Deputy Head of Belhydromet. He voiced the congratulation of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Pavlovich Khudyk on his professional holiday - the Day of Workers of the Meteorological Service of the Republic of Belarus. On behalf of management and personally, Oleg Leonidovich congratulated employees of Belhydromet and veterans of hydrometeorological service on their professional holiday and presented awards of Belgidromet to especially distinguished workers. Congratulatory words were also heard from the chairman of the primary trade union organization Natalia Olekhnovich, who in turn handed the Trade Union Acknowledgments to active members of the trade union organization. Start of concert was next. The first part of the concert program included performances of young and talented workers of Belhydromet — radio-metric engineer of radio-spectrometry department Ruslan Dubaylo and hydrologist of water regime study department Maksim Vasilko. Then the program was joined by professionals - singer Yury Volpov, accompanied by wonderful soloist Angelica Zhemchuzhnaya. They gave the audience great popular songs. The most enchanting was appearance at the event of a famous pop singer and composer Tariel Maysuradze. A singer invited to the event broke the squall of applause. The whole program was dedicated to employees and veterans of hydrometeorological service, and therefore songs were mainly about the weather, spring and, of course, love! The hall was warm and friendly. As part of the festive event, supporting the annual tradition, an exhibition of creativity devoted to the theme of World Meteorological Day-2019 “Sun, Earth and Weather” was organized in the lobby at the entrance to the assembly hall. The exhibition featured works of decorative applied art and fine art made by workers and children of Belhydromet employees. This time more than 40 people took part in the exhibition. Presented works became a wonderful addition to the holiday, impressed visitors of the exhibition and left bright sunshine in everyone’s soul. The holiday succeeded! Thanks to the administration and the trade union committee for organizing the holiday, and to everyone who took part, thanks for the excellent mood! With a professional holiday, dear colleagues! The exhibition of children's and adult creativity, devoted to the World Meteorological Day:
Earth Day 2019 will be celebrated on March 20
Almost everyone knows about the existence of Earth Day. Varieties of events are held in honor of the holiday - both on a local and global scale. Slogans, speeches and lectures are organized. But at the same time, the question almost every year is on which date is Earth Day. The year 2019 was no exception. The fact is that the holiday itself is timed to the day of the vernal equinox, and, consequently, its date may occasionally changes. In 2019 Earth Day is celebrated on March 20th. The date of the holiday was chosen and approved by the UN in 1971not occasionally. On the day of the vernal equinox biological rhythm of the planet changes and it moves to a new stage of its development, at this moment nature is awaked and renewed. The holiday has peacekeeping and humanistic orientation. The purpose of the World Earth Day is to draw attention of governments and ordinary people of different professions and ages to the fact that our planet, despite its seemingly enormous size and seemingly inexhaustible resources, is actually a small and fragile creation by standards of the Universe, because its ecosystems are very vulnerable. This heavenly body can be saved only by people unit from environmental catastrophe and destruction. According to the established tradition every year within the framework of Earth Day in the vast majority of countries it is imperative to ring the Bell of Peace, which is a symbol of peaceful life, friendship and solidarity of all nations, and a call to action in the name of preserving culture and the best achievements of mankind. And the meaning of this ceremony is that during this minute, people should think about how to preserve our beautiful planet, how to improve life on it, to feel like inhabitants and part of the Earth. The first Bell of the World was cast in 1954 in commemoration of tragedy of Japanese cities that survived the nuclear bombing, and was installed at the UN headquarters in New York. It cast from coins collected by children of all continents, orders and medals and other honorary signs of people of many countries are also fused into it. The inscription on the Bell says: "Long live universal peace throughout the world." Earth Day has its own flag with the image of one of the first photographs of our planet from space. This is a sign of awareness that only joint efforts can solve global environmental and social problems on Earth. Therefore, it is no coincidence that this holiday is actively supported by astronauts. After all, they were the first to tell the world how beautiful and defenseless our planet is, and how it needs the care of all of us.
Representatives of Belhydromet took part in a press conference organized by BELTA
On March 4, 2019 representatives of Belhydromet took part in a press conference organized by Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BELTA). The head of Belhydromet Raman Labaznau, chif of meteorological forecast service of Belhydromet Aliaksandr Behanski and chief of department of agrometeorology of service of hydrology and agrometeorology Ekaterina Istomina took part in press conference. Experts shared plans of improvement of hydrometeorological activities and As well as the quality of forecasts, and analyzed the prevailing weather conditions and their impact on crops of agricultural crops, announced a preliminary forecast for the spring period.
«United Security Day» in Belhydromet
Belarus is hosting the United Security Day campaign for the first time from February 20 to March 1, 2019. Targeted measures are being taken to prevent emergencies, offenses and crimes, as well as training in emergency situations, accidents, and first aid. It is assumed that the «United Security Day» will be held in the country twice a year: in February and September. Preventive event dedicated to the United Day of Safety was held as a part of action on March 1, 2019 in the assembly hall of Belhydromet in order to build a safety culture of life in the field of protection against emergency situations. In the program of the event: 1. Lectures on actions in case of a threat or emergency of a natural and man-made nature was held. 2. Demonstration of videos on «Actions at the signal» Warning!». 3. Alert and evacuation of employees in the event of a fire in administrative building of Belhydromet. 4. There was a visual campaign with information about life safety at the information stand of Belhydromet.
Belhydromet representatives visited Kazhydromet!
February 26 - 27, 2019, the office of RSE Kazhydromet that located in Astana hosted 4 employees of Belhydromet: Leading Engineer of Public Relations Department Yauheni Korzun, Chief of NWP department Raisa Burak, Leading Programmer of Software Development Department Aliaksandr Paulenka. and software engineer of numerical modeling of software service forecasts department Ihar Krauchanka The main objectives of the visit were to study the experience of computing center of RSE Kazhydromet in adapting WRF mesoscale atmosphere model to local conditions, which allows improving the quality of models output, as well as to discuss the process of interaction with the media. Kazhydromet specialists negotiated with the Chief of Kazhydromet Computing Center Talgat Usmanov and with chief of international cooperation and public relations department Gulzhan Tulebaeva. Parties came to the conclusion about the necessity to strengthen cooperation between national hydrometeorological services of Belarus and Qazaqstan. Continuation of negotiations is planned in the first half of April 2019, when representatives of Belgydromet will arrive in Astana to visit EUMETSAT information day.
Conference meeting about future hydrological priorities, agreements and extraordinary session of Hydrology commission
WMO headquarters in Geneva hosted Technical conference (TECO-Hydro) (February 11-13) and extraordinary session of Hydrological commission (February 13-14). Belhydromet took part in both events. Delegation was represented by Deputy Head Svetlana Kuzmich and Head of hydrology and agrometeorology service Liudmila Zhuravovich. Belhydromet representatives took part in discussions of WMO constitutional bodies reform, as well as the main issues of water resources and WMO role in resolving it, recommendations of developing regarding ways of integration of hydrological activity into a new WMO entity. Moreover, world experience and pioneer methods in hydrology were studied. Also were formed new proposals for implementation received experience into Belhydromet activity.
Belhydromet as a support team took part in sport festival «Minskaya lyzhnya - 2019»
On January 9, 2019 sport festival “Minskaya lyzhnya - 2019”” was held in suburb Vesnyanka. About 5000 people were watching the event. Belhydromet workers also visited the event. It was significantly, that first time sport event was held in different format. For the first time in history audience could watch biathlon. Two dozens of teams took part in race for 3 and 4 kilometers in the first start of marathon. Among them teams of Presidential Administration, Ministers' Council, regional governments, City Executive Committee, Supreme Court and Constitutional Court, Management of Presidential Affair, Chamber of Representatives, National Olympic Committee. Also famous sportsmen and figures of different spheres, belarussian pop-stars, journalists. teams of ministries and institutions were competed between each other. Belhydromet representatives were watching the race and target shooting with pleasure. Among biathlon in Vesnyanka was held ski batons. The most spectacular was of course mass start, where all interested took place. About 3000 people participated. Supporters enjoyed the nice weather and holiday atmosphere. Event organizers did their best. Territories reserved for games were full of people crowds. Guests could participate in different competitions, folk games and competitions, for example tug-of-war. Mascots played with children and adults, photographed with all who wish. Artists and artistic groups pleased guests with performances. Small shops and cafes worked on the territory. People could try soldiers porridge and hot tea. Despite Belhydromet specialists didn’t take part in competitions, they made a choice for active rest on fresh air, showed themselves as active supporters and got unforgettable emotions.