Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), likewise called Meteocat, is an open organization appended to the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia, accountable for overseeing meteorological perception and estimating frameworks in Catalonia. On March 31, 1921, the Permanent Council of the Commonwealth of Catalonia endorsed the Decree setting up the production of the Meteorological Service of Catalonia, and Eduard Fontserè i Riba was delegated executive. The Mancomunidad expected the costs of operation and establishment, and the Service was under the logical reliance of the Institute of Catalan Studies.
The central command of the Service possessed the upper floor of the clock working of the Industrial School. From that point, it gathered and managed both the data gave by the volunteer onlookers and the data got from Spain and the universal associations that arrived by means of remote telecommunication. Fontserè went to, in the interest of the SMC, different International Conferences of Directors of Meteorological Services as individual from the most noteworthy representing body of the Conference of Directors of the International Meteorological Organization. From 1922 the SMC expounded an every day estimate of the time, that was made known out in the open structures and the comarcales focal of the Commonwealth. Since 1927 he has communicate data on climate and forecast for Catalonia through Radio Barcelona, 1 being a spearheading knowledge in Spain and Europe.
Amid its 17 years of presence, the previous Service gave an imperative lift to meteorology in Catalonia and, with some of its logical work, gained a specific worldwide eminence. Among his works of the period are the cooperation in the elaboration of the International Atlas of Clouds and States of Heaven, the commitment to the International Polar Year (1932-33) with the production of two high mountain observatories in San Jerónimo ( Montserrat) and the Turó de l'Home (Montseny), and the outline of the Jardí rain gage. In 1939 with the start of the Franco administration, in any case, the SMC was smothered and its records and conditions demanded.
In this manner, the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia of 1979, gathering the long meteorological custom of Catalonia, ascribed to the Generalitat of Catalonia, in article 9.15, selective skill over the SMC, without preference to the arrangements of article 149.1.20 of the Constitution . In light of this purpose of the Statute, in 1996 the Executive Council of the Generalitat of Catalonia made the Meteorological Service of Catalonia as a regulatory body joined to the General Directorate of Environmental Quality of the then Department of Environment.
The documents of the previous SMC were come back to the Generalitat in 1983. A long time later, this reserve, containing meteorological information, authoritative archives, correspondence and inexhaustible realistic documentation, was listed and since 2003 is safeguarded and accessible to people in general in The Cartography of the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia.1 The endorsement of Law 15/2001, of November 14, on meteorology, implied the restoration of the Meteorological Service of Catalonia as a substance with its own particular legitimate identity. 1 Article 144.5 of the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia of 2006, offering congruity to the past laws, specifies that it relates to the Generality the foundation of a possess meteorological administration, demonstrating next different forces of the Generalitat in matter of meteorology.