News

  • 18 October 2021

    ECMWF takes care of operational matters for the European and Global Flood Awareness Systems of the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service. Cinzia Mazzetti uses her hydrological skills to help upgrade EFAS to much higher resolution.


  • 12 October 2021

    An upgrade of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System to Cycle 47r3 implemented on 12 October has improved the representation of moist physics in the model and increased satellite observation usage in cloudy regions in data assimilation.

  • 4 October 2021

    ECMWF held a biennial event on the use of high-performance computing in meteorology from 20 to 24 September, bringing together experts from national weather centres, academia and industry.

  • 27 September 2021

    Kaah Menang, a meteorologist and researcher from the National Department of Meteorology, Cameroon, is to use a one-year World Meteorological Organization Fellowship at ECMWF to work on a Climate Data Store application for Africa.

  • 22 September 2021

    Thirty-seven experts set out the latest thinking on Earth system observations at ECMWF’s Annual Seminar 2021 from 13 to 17 September. The online event was held jointly with the World Meteorological Organization WCRP–WWRP Symposium on Data Assimilation and Reanalysis.

  • 13 September 2021

    ECMWF has officially become a multi-site organisation, holding opening ceremonies for offices in Bonn, Germany, and its data centre in Bologna, Italy, on 13 and 14 September 2021.

  • 13 September 2021

    As ECMWF’s Annual Seminar on Observations gets under way, we take a look at Katie Lean’s work on satellites producing atmospheric motion vectors (AMVs) and a potential future constellation of small satellites carrying microwave sounding instruments.

  • 7 September 2021

    The European summer of 2021 stands out for great heat, regional fires, heavy rain and devastating floods, which were reflected in the output of ECMWF and the EU’s Copernicus Services which we operate or contribute to.

  • 6 August 2021

    ECMWF news highlights in the first seven months of 2021 include an upgrade of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System; projects and workshops to drive forward weather science; and new developments regarding the EU-funded Copernicus services implemented by ECMWF.

  • 2 August 2021

    As part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE, ECMWF has reviewed the challenges that limit forecast skill in Arctic regions. Advances have been made in coupled modelling, process-based diagnostics, and the effective use of observations and data assimilation.

  • 29 July 2021

    ECMWF is to continue as the computational centre for the hydrological forecasting activities of the EU-funded Copernicus Emergency Management Service for a further six years. The computational centre helps to deliver the European and Global Flood Awareness Systems, EFAS and GloFAS.

  • 23 July 2021

    The summer 2021 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.

  • 22 July 2021

    ECMWF has signed an agreement with the European Commission to continue implementing the EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) for the next seven years.

  • 5 July 2021

    ECMWF has opened a forum for its users to post comments on topics related to weather and forecasting, join conversations and provide feedback to the Centre.

  • 28 June 2021

    ECMWF needs up-to-date satellite observations of weather-related variables to initialise its forecasts and to conduct research. Its partnership with EUMETSAT is essential in this regard.

  • 28 June 2021

    The Report reviews improvements in forecast performance, advances in research, the Centre’s contributions to Europe’s Copernicus Earth observation programme, preparations for the new data centre in Italy, and how we have worked through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 21 June 2021

    ECMWF researchers have used detailed soil and weather observations up to about 200 metres above ground from several observational super-sites in Europe to assess and improve different aspects of our weather forecasts.

  • 14 June 2021

    The second fully virtual Using ECMWF’s Forecasts event was held from 1 to 4 June 2021. The meeting attracted people from all over the world to discuss and provide feedback on ECMWF products and services.

  • 8 June 2021

    ECMWF is to ingest data from Saildrone uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) later this year to improve our understanding of the behaviour of the Gulf Stream and its influence on weather. Up to six solar-powered USVs will cover a part of the Gulf Stream that is crucial for forecasts.