DHMZ centre for meteorological services for maritime field is located in Split. It provides meteorological services for the Croatian sea areas. In addition to the general and maritime forecasts (shipping forecasts), a warning service is provided. The key clients of these meteorological services are the vessels navigating in this area, the Croatian based shipping industry and other maritime related actors.
Forecasts to the public are given on local radio and TV broadcast at least three times a day. Forecasts are disseminated by nonstop radio messages that are updated three times a day. Forecasts are also provided at the DHMZ web-pages that are also updated at the same interval. NAVTEX radio messages are broadcasted in English with a more frequent interval, six times a day. Marine forecasts are issued in four languages, in Croatian, English, German and Italian.
Boating is a significant industry in Croatia, both for tourist and local people. As mentioned earlier in January 2005 there were 102.916 fishing and recreational boats registered in Croatia. During the summer of the same year there were approximately 200.000 movements of boats in Croatian waters. It is obvious that boating gains significant benefits from meteorological services e.g. people can avoid dangerous weathers and plan their trips well in advance.