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Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Environment
Native name
Lietuvos hidrometeorologijos tarnyba prie Aplinkos ministerijos
6 Rudnios Str.
+370 5 275 1194
+370 5 272 8874
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organisation profile

Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania (LHMS) is a state institution responsible for meteorological (including aeronautical and marine) and hydrological observations and forecasts. LHMS provides hydrometeorological information for Lithuanian institutions, enterprises and organizations, observes rules and regulations of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), participates in international projects and programmes, carries out scientific research, compiles and publishes reference books, annals, and surveys. The observational network covers all Lithuanian territory. The largest network subdivisions are in Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys, and Šilutė. LHMS staff consists of 322 employees.

LHMS, in executing its state-entrusted functions:

  • Formulates and implements national policy in the field of hydrometeorology;
  • Performs hydrometeorological observations and participates in the state environmental monitoring programme;
  • Originates meteorological (including aeronautical and marine), hydrological and ultraviolet solar radiation index forecasts as well as warnings about dangerous, elemental and catastrophic hydrometeorological phenomena, sudden weather changes, ozone layer depletion;
  • Provides information on hydrological regime of surface water bodies, climate change and its impact on the environment, national economy and its development;
  • Maintains hydrometeorological databases and provides their data for the world data banks and for the Lithuanian state cadastre of rivers, lakes and reservoirs;
  • Issues informational publications and compiles yearbooks;
  • Perform conformity assessment of hydrometeorological instrumentation and issues certificates;
  • Participates and represents the Republic of Lithuania in the World Meteorological Organization – a specialized United Nations agency.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
Department of Marine Research of the Environmental Protection Agency
Latest update
1 July 2009 9:20:18 AM