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EUMETNET welcomes its new Executive Director

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EUMETNET would like to welcome Klemen Bergant, who has taken over from Eric Petermann as the new Executive Director from 1st September.

 

“It is a great honour and responsibility for me to take up the post of Executive Director of EUMETNET and thus support members in developing their individual and joint capabilities in the fields of observation, forecasting, climate and aviation.”

Before taking up this new role, Klemen Bergant was at the Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO) where he was the Director of the Meteorological Office from 2006 to 2017 and then Director of the Meteorology and Hydrology Office from 2017 to 2020.

During his time at ARSO, he was a permanent representative of Slovenia with the WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) and the Slovenian delegate at EUMETSAT (www.eumetsat.int) and ECMWF (www.ecmwf.int) Councils.

He also represented ARSO at the EUMETNET and ECOMET (www.ecomet.eu) Assemblies as well as in the ALADIN consortium for limited-area modelling and its Central European subgroup RC-LACE. He was EUMETNET Assembly’s Vice-Chair (2009 – 2013) and Chair (2013 – 2015), Chair of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (2013 – 2015), and Chair of the EUMETNET’s Governance Task Team (2009 – 2010) that proposed the current structure of EUMETNET.

 

“Through the cooperation of national meteorological services with atmospheric and ocean observations in remote areas, efficient exchange and dissemination of data, coordination of forecasting and warnings, EUMETNET also helps its members to address the challenges of extreme weather events that are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change.“ K. Bergant

Before joining the Slovenian Environment Agency, he was Head of the Centre for Atmospheric Research at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, where he is still Adjunct Professor of Meteorology.

Secretariat

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SECRETARIAT

The Secretariat manages the funds of all activities undertaken by EUMETNET. It also acts as a figurehead for the community with regards to external stakeholders such as the EU. It coordinates Programme Management, Financial Management and Reporting and organizes Governing Bodies procedures.

The office is based in Brussels, hosted by the Royal Meteorological Service of Belgium (RMIB).

Klemen Bergant Klemen Bergant Executive Director

Klemen Bergant

Executive Director

Klemen Bergant

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Christophe Jacob Christophe Jacob European Affairs Manager

Christophe Jacob

European Affairs Manager

Christophe Jacob

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Alexandra Albus-Moore Alexandra Albus-Moore Events & Communications Coordinator

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Events & Communications Coordinator

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Philippe Tristant Philippe Tristant Radio Frequency Manager

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Radio Frequency Manager

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Christèle Dubois Christèle Dubois Assistant and Accounting Officer

Christèle Dubois

Assistant and Accounting Officer

Christèle Dubois

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Claudia Keller Claudia Keller Programmes and Projects Coordinator

Claudia Keller

Programmes and Projects Coordinator

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About Us

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EUMETNET is a grouping of 31 European National Meteorological Services that provides a framework to organise co-operative programmes between its Members in the various fields of basic meteorological activities. These activities include observing systems, data processing, basic forecasting products, research and development and training. EUMETNET’s mission statement is:

“To help its Members to develop and share their individual and joint capabilities through cooperation programmes that enable enhanced networking, interoperability, optimisation and integration within Europe; and also to enable collective representation with European bodies in order that these capabilities can be exploited effectively.”

To find out more about EUMETNET’s activities, our 2019 brochure can be found here.

  • "Networking allows Members to work together to achieve objectives which they could not realise by working alone"