Ministry of the Environment

Experience programmes

Excursion to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute in Brno

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All departments of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute in Brno will be presented during the excursion. It is a regional forecasting unit that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and whose primary objective is to produce weather forecasts. The Department of Meteorology and Climatology, which deals with analysis and research of longer-term weather conditions, management of the station network, as well as, for example, the creation of reports for customers, will also present its activities.

There will be, for example, a demonstration of a professional weather station or a tour of the meteorological garden with currently measuring and historical instruments. There will also be a presentation of the hydrology department, which deals with both surface and groundwater. Measuring equipment and other demonstrations will be on display. At the Air Quality Department display, you will be able to see what a filter looks like that samples airborne particles, both clean and calibrated, take a quiz with examples of airborne particle photos from a scanning electron microscope, and you may be very surprised by some of the information we tell you about air that people often think is quite different than the reality. Last but not least, the solid matrix monitoring department, which focuses on water quality, will be on hand to demonstrate measurement techniques and aquatic animals, the analysis of which also falls under the remit of this department.

The entrance to CzechGlobe is from Bělidla Street. If you go from Mendlova Square along Křížová Street and turn right in front of the Faculty of Architecture.