Response from the Questionnaire                               

Total:          16 Countries responded

163 Radiometers (not including ELDONET world-wide network)   


Table 1: Response per country

Spain Univ. Malaga Felix Lopez Figueroa 14 ELDONET Determination of irradiance of UV-B, UV-A and PAR  and erythemal irradiance (UV index) useful for research (photobiology) and information to the population of erythematic effect of UV (index UV)
2 Biospherical PUV500, PUV510 Determination of air and underwater irradiance at different wavebands (305, 320, 340, 380 and PAR). Measurements of air UV and PAR during biological experiments in marine organisms and in molecules (photoprotectors).   Bio-optical studies, primary productivity in the ocean and costal waters
INTA Jose Manuel Vilaplana 1 YES UVB-1  
1 YES MFR-7  
Univ. Extremadura Antonio Serrano 3 K&Z UV-S-E-T Temporal and spatial characterization of erythemal UV in Extremadura
Univ. Granada Lucas Alados Arboledas 1 YES, UVB-1 Scientific studies on the aerosol and cloud influence on the erythemal irradiance
La Coruna

José Antonio Souto González

1 Biospherical GUV2511 ozone and UV vigilance since Jan 2005
6 SL 501A UVmonitoring and model validation
INM Alberto Redondas 6 NILU ozone and UV vigilance in polar Environment
INM Santiago Enriquez/ Jose Luis Camacho 18 YES UVB1 UV monitoring and model validation for Spain
Finland FMI Outi Meinander 1 SL-501 #1466 National monitoring of UV radiation, SL#1466 is our travelling reference instrument for the national network
1 NILU-UV Our national reference MILU-UV is used for two NILU-UV networks:

1)FUVIRC: UVB-Research for plants

2) Antarctic-UV (with its own FMI travelling reference NILU-UV#008)

STUK Lasse Ylianttila 1 SL 501 daily UV-index for educational purposes at STUK's www-page,knowledge of the meters
Slovakia SHI Miroslav Chmelik 4 SL-501 Database UV-B, Sun protection information for the public
GPISAS Anna Pribullova 2 SL-501, YES-UVB Sun protection information for the public


IMGW Julita Biszczuk 6 SL-501 The UV monitoring in Leba, Legionowo and Zakopane for public information. Creation the series of observations and analysis of UV change in time and space.
IGFPAS Janusz Krzyscin 4 2 SL-501, 2 K&Z UV-S-AE-T Monitoring of the UV radiation in Poland at Belsk-SL 501A, Warsaw-Kipp/Zonen, and Hornsund –Kipp/Zonen (Svalbard, Norway). 1-min data are stored for various scientific purposes. Daily doses and UVI are for the public information.
Sweden SMHI Weine Josefsson 1 SL-501 #922 Monitoring UV Climate
Austria UIIMP Mario Blumthaler 11 SL-501 Online monitoring within the UV-Network of Austria, information of the public about actual values, climatological interpretation (data since 1997)
BOKU Stana Simic 1 SL-501 Austrian UV-Network
Greece LAP Alkis Bais 8 NILU-UV Long term monitoring of UV
France LOA Colette Brogniez 1 YES-UVB1 Control of spectral measurements
Cyprus MS Stelios Pashiardis 2 K&Z CUVB1&CUVA1  
Italy ENEA Alcide di Sarra 1 YES UV-MFR-4 Studies on radiation transfer and climate
Univ. "La Sapienza" Annamaria Siani 1 YES UVB-1  
1 Flyby SpectrAIR intercomparison and calibration
ARPA Aosta Henri Demoz 2 K&Z UV-SAE-T Monitoring long-term UV variations and UV exposure of the population. UV-Index for the public.
Germany DWD Uwe Feister 3 Scintec UVS-AE-T, K&Z UV-S-AB-T, UV-S-AB-T It is not a network, but the Lindenberg Observatory only, where several radiation components including spectral solar UV irradiance are measured. UV filter radiometers are used as additional tools to provide data.
Univ. Erlangen Donat-Peter Häder ~100 (worldwide) ELDONET Long term monitoring of solar radiation. Some instruments operate for more than 7 years
Univ. Munich Peter Koepke 6 scintec/K&Z UV-S-E-T used in 3 ASCARATIS systems for measuring UV irradiance on tilted surfaces, operated at variable sites
3 YES and scintec/K&Z UV-S-E-T 2 at Zugspitze, reporting to the Austrian network; 1 used operationally world wide
Romania INMH Laura Manea 0    
Estonia Tartu Obs. Kalju Eerme 4 K&Z CUVB-1, 3 Scintec UV-SET Still all the different instruments are located at the same site together with the other radiation measurements. Tartu-Tőravere meteorological station is a BSRN station. In the nearest future 1-2 CIE weighted sensors are planned to install in coastal areas
Switzerland Meteoswiss Laurent Vuilleumier 20 SL 501A This 4 station network has two purposes:

a) long term monitoring of UV irradiance for climateic purpose

b) UV index measurements for public health information

Norway NRPA Bjřrn Johnsen 12 GUV 541 511 UV monitoring in Norway
1 SL 501 s/n 616 Not formally part of the national network, but transfer standard for a SL-501 operating in the mountains since 1996
NPOLAR Jon Břrre Řrbćk 3 SL 501 Monitoring Instrument in Ny-Aalesund, Svalbard
Hungary HMS Zoltán Tóth 5 (1 for calib) SL-501 Long term monitoring of UV, UV protection information for the public


Table 2: Types of Radiometers       

Number Radiometer types
14(+100)    ELDONET UVB, UVA, PAR
24   YES, UVB-1 Erythemal response
1   YES, MFR-7 multifilter radiometer (FWHM 10nm), 400 – 940 nm + broadband silicon pyranometer
1 YES, UV-MFR-4 multifilter radiometer (FWHM 2 nm), 300-318 nm
2 Biospherical PUV500, PUV510 multifilter radiometer (FWHM 10 nm), 305-380 nm + PAR
63      SL 501, Erythemal response
23  Kipp&Zonen/Scintec UV-S-E-T, UV-S-EA-T, (erythemal, UVA)
3    Kipp&Zonen CUVB1, CUVA (FWHM 2 nm), 302 nm, 368 nm.
18  NILU-UV multifilter radiometer (FWHM 10 nm), 305-280 nm, PAR.
1   Flyby Spectrair, 296-600 nm
12 GUV 541/511
1 GUV 251