News

  • ECMWF Newsletter 159 cover
    18 April 2019

    The spring 2019 issue of the ECMWF Newsletter is now available. As well as news about ECMWF staff and events, it features articles about new developments and the use that can be made of ECMWF products.


  • TIGGE/S2S workshop poster session April 2019
    15 April 2019

    Scientists from across the world flocked to ECMWF from 2 to 5 April 2019 to discuss predictability, dynamics and applications research using ensemble forecast databases for the medium and sub-seasonal to seasonal range. The Centre is currently testing new forecast products for the sub-seasonal range.

  • Freja Vamborg
    9 April 2019

    The EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) implemented by ECMWF presented the European State of the Climate 2018 report at a top geoscience meeting in Vienna on 9 April 2019. Freja Vamborg is the scientist who pulled the report together.

  • EUMETSAT Research Fellows hosted at ECMWF (as of March 2019)
    1 April 2019

    With their high level of expertise in satellite products and operational weather prediction, EUMETSAT Research Fellows are a critical link between EUMETSAT and ECMWF, helping to ensure that Member States and society gain maximum benefit from European investments in space observations.

  • World Meteorological Day 2019 image
    22 March 2019

    On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2019, ECMWF Director of Research Andy Brown looks at how the theme of the Sun, the Earth and the Weather ties in with the Centre’s Earth system approach to numerical weather prediction.

  • Oksana Tarasova at CHE-VERIFY General Assemblies March 2019
    20 March 2019

    An ambitious European project to build an operational global carbon dioxide monitoring and verification support capability aims to deliver an early prototype in 2021, project members meeting at ECMWF for their second General Assembly from 12 to 14 March 2019 heard.

  • Peter Lean
    15 March 2019

    ECMWF will soon be able to use more up-to-date weather observations to help define the initial conditions for its forecasts. The change was prompted by a talk given by ECMWF scientist Peter Lean.

  • Laura Ferranti, Gabriele Arduini, Erik Andersson, Beena Balan Sarojini
    8 March 2019

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2019, we brought together four ECMWF scientists to talk about why there are so few women in science. There is more common ground in their answers than you might expect.

  • Ocean waves
    1 March 2019

    ECMWF’s high-quality ocean wave forecasts are set to improve further when the Integrated Forecasting System is upgraded later this year. Wave forecasts will benefit from a new physics package as well as improvements in variables that drive the forecasts.

  • Extra observations used in data assimilation
    21 February 2019

    ECMWF upgrades its forecasting system on a regular basis, and one such upgrade is currently planned for June 2019. Director of Research Andy Brown will explain the changes and how they will improve forecasts in two webinars on 26 February and 7 March.

  • Damien Decremer
    14 February 2019

    Modelling, computing and statistics come together in Earth system model diagnostics and calibration work. ECMWF scientist Damien Decremer has the required interdisciplinary expertise.

  • Annual Seminar 2019 graphic with dates
    8 February 2019

    Registration is open for several of ECMWF’s 2019 events: our Annual Seminar, the Using ECMWF’s Forecasts meeting (UEF), and workshops dedicated to strengthening links between observational campaigns and NWP and to exploring technologies for developing reproducible workflows.

  • APPLICATE General Assembly Jan 2019
    4 February 2019

    Some 70 scientists reviewed 'exciting first results' at the second General Assembly and an early career event of the EU-funded APPLICATE project on polar prediction at ECMWF from 28 January to 1 February 2019.

  • ARISTOTLE 2 workshop 21 to 23 Jan 2019
    28 January 2019

    Thirty experts from across Europe came together at ECMWF from 21 to 23 January 2019 to draw up a roadmap for the creation of a European virtual operating centre for natural disasters. They met as part of the ARISTOTLE 2 project, in which ECMWF is involved as a subcontractor and data provider.

  • ECMWF Newsletter 158 cover
    25 January 2019

    The winter 2018/19 issue of the ECMWF Newsletter is now available. As well as news about ECMWF staff and events, it features articles about new developments and the use that can be made of ECMWF products.

  • Summer of Weather Code 2019
    23 January 2019

    ECMWF has launched its second Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) programme open to anybody keen to develop innovative weather-related software. Participants will team up with ECMWF mentors to work on 12 challenges.

  • 2018 Hurricane Florence in ERA5 and ERA-Interim
    17 January 2019

    ECMWF’s new atmospheric reanalysis, ERA5, provides a detailed picture of the global weather and climate back to 1979 after the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by ECMWF on behalf of the EU, released the latest tranche of ERA5 data.

  • Antje Inness
    14 January 2019

    There are signs that ozone levels over Antarctica are slowly recovering. ECMWF scientist Antje Inness harnesses the power of new satellite instruments to monitor this trend and other developments in atmospheric composition and air quality.

  • Bologna data centre industry day
    2 January 2019

    Registration is open for ECMWF’s Industry Day on 16 January 2019 in Bologna, Italy. Potential suppliers are invited to find out more about upcoming tenders for equipment and services for the Centre’s new data centre.