Compensations for 2005

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This page was updated on 17 June 2005

The aim of this page is to describe how the compensations for 2005 will be shared between the observing systems operators. Participants were invited to check whether they agree or not with a proposal before mid-June 2005.

The final figures, here below, will be presented at PB-OBS on 28-29 June 2005 for agreement. Amendments to the contracts which were signed between Meteo-France and each individual operator for compensations will be sent by the beginning of July. See:


See also


Voluntary observing ships - observations (95 k€)

  • In 2003 and 2004, the compensations were based on the number of SHIP reports carried out in the EUCOS area of interest at synoptic and intermediate hours. This led to have 0.12 € per observation for the first year, 0.27 € per observation for the second year.
  • Due to a late transmission of the list of the ships operated by SMHI, the number of observations computed for compensations was significantly lower than it should be for Sweden. The catching up of compensations for 2003 and 2004 is 1543.62 euros.
  • For 2005, the remaining amount (93456.38 €) will be shared among the VOS operators according to the total number of observations their ships carried out everywhere on the World Ocean. At the EUMETNET Council of September, last year, it was proposed to compensate fully automated observations for 3/10th of the compensations for manual observations only.
  • The table here below gives the number of observations for each country in each category (manual or automated) and the compensation which could be paid if everybody agree. Manual observations will be then compensated for 0.26 € each. Automated observations will be compensated for 0.08 €.
  • The number of observations can be seen for each ship on the E-SURFMAR VOS monitoring website. Normally, all fixed platforms, including Mike and Ekofisk have been removed.


Country Manual
obs.
Automated
obs.
Alloc. key Percent Comp. 2005
in euros
Denmark 20460 0 20460 5.8 5419.81
France 20082 44699 33492 9.5 8871.91
Germany 123830 105485 155476 44.1 41185.18
Greece 1160 0 1160 0.3 307.28
Iceland 4736 0 4736 1.3 1254.56
Ireland 1090 7296 3279 0.9 868.58
Netherlands 48650 0 48650 13.8 12887.29
Norway 3590 0 3590 1.0 950.98
Sweden 9552 0 9552 2.7 2530.31
United Kingdom 72407 0 72407 20.5 19180.48
Total 305557 157480 352801 100.0 93456.38


Voluntary observing ships - communications (54 k€)

  • The table here below gives the number of Inmarsat-C reports supposed to be paid by each National Meteorogical Service participating in E-SURFMAR in 2004 and the compensation which could be paid in 2005 if everybody agree.
  • The details are available here. All ships reports received at Meteo-France in 2004 were taken into account. Then, stations having 5 digits as "callsign" were removed as well as identified fixed platforms (oil riggs, Mike and Ekofisk). Reports through EUMETSAT and Argos were also removed.
  • With the present figures, each report would be compensated for 0.17 € although the magnitude of the cost paid by NMSs is about 1.00 €.


Country CCCC Inmarsat-C
reports
Percent Comp. 2005
in euros
Denmark EKMI 22004 7.4 3998.43
France LFPW 79881 26.9 14515.46
Greece LGAT 4157 1.4 755.38
Iceland BIRK 4697 1.6 853.51
Ireland EIDB 1646 0.6 299.10
Netherlands EHDB 84314 28.4 15321.00
Norway ENMI 3694 1.2 671.25
Portugal LPMG 331 0.1 60.15
Sweden ESWI 9778 3.3 1776.80
United Kingdom EGRR 86669 29.2 15748.93
Total   297171 100.0 54000.00


Drifting buoys (0 k€)

There are no compensations for drifting buoys in 2005.


Moored buoys (90 k€)

  • Since the EUMETNET Council agreed on the Surface Marine Design Study in 2004, only three out of the initial EUCOS stations (K5, Lion, M1) plus one buoy off Spain (Cabo Sileiro, 42.12°N- 09.40°W) have been elected for compensation. The compensation is mainly devoted to the maintenance of a buoy in 4 different regions for the validation and the calibration of wind and waves satellite data.
  • At its second meeting (Hamburg, 31 Mai/1 June 2005), the DB-TAG agreed to share the allocated sum between the 4 countries who operate these moored buoys - France, Ireland, Spain and United Kingdom - in the following proportion 20%; 30%; 20%; 30% respectively.


Country Percent Comp. 2005
in euros
France 20.0 18000.00
Ireland 30.0 27000.00
Spain 20.0 18000.00
United Kingdom 30.0 27000.00
Total 100.0 90000.00


Total compensations

Country VOS
obs.
VOS
com.
Moored
buoys
Total
compens.
Percentage
Denmark 5419.81 3998.43   9418.24 4.0
France 8871.91 14515.46 18000.00 41387.37 17.4
Germany 41185.18     41185.18 17.3
Greece 307.28 755.38   1062.66 0.4
Iceland 1254.56 853.51   2108.07 0.9
Ireland 868.58 299.10 27000.00 28167.68 11.9
Netherlands 12887.29 15321.00   28208.29 11.9
Norway 950.98 671.255   1622.23 0.7
Portugal   60.15   60.15 0.0
Spain     18000.00 18000.00 7.6
Sweden 2530.31 1776.80   4307.11 1.8
United Kingdom 19180.48 15748.93 27000.00 61929.41 26.1
Total 93456.38 54000.00 90000.00 237456.38 100.00