Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera

Coordinates: 38°46′34″N 9°07′33″W / 38.77598°N 9.12577°W / 38.77598; -9.12577
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Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera
AbbreviationIPMA Edit this on Wikidata
Established3 October 1946 Edit this on Wikidata (77 years ago)
HeadquartersLisbon Edit this on Wikidata
LocationRua C do Aeroporto, 1749-077 Lisboa
CountryPortugal Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates38°46′34″N 9°07′33″W / 38.77598°N 9.12577°W / 38.77598; -9.12577 Edit this at Wikidata
Parent organisationsMinistry of the Sea Edit this on Wikidata

The Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (lit.'Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere'; abbreviated as IPMA) is the national meteorological, seismic, sea and atmospheric organization of Portugal.


What is now IPMA was originally created in 1946 as the National Meteorological Service (Serviço Metereológico Nacional, SMN), which centralized the functions of the previous existing meteorological sectorial services (Civil Aviation, Army, Military Aeronautics, Navy and Agriculture) as well as the Azores regional meteorological service and part of the university meteorological institutes.[1] In 1976, the SMN was renamed National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Geofísica, INMG) and then renamed Institute of Meteorology (Instituto de Meteorologia, IM) in 1993. It was renamed in 2012, when the agency assumed responsibility for the fisheries and sea research that were formally under other agencies.[2]


Meteorologists who have worked for IPMA include:


  1. ^ "Serviço Meteorológico Nacional faz esta sexta-feira 65 anos". Sul Informaçao (in Portuguese). 6 October 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  2. ^ "O IPMA". Who we are (in Portuguese). IPMA. 2022. Retrieved 2022-03-02.

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