News

  • 26 September 2022

    In ECMWF’s first in-person Annual Seminar in three years, over 100 scientists and students came together from 12 to 16 September to look at the large range of physical processes and scales that have to be represented in seamless weather prediction.


  • 20 September 2022

    ECMWF has built up a team to work on digital twins of Earth as part of its contribution to the EU’s Destination Earth initiative. The new staff will work alongside existing ECMWF teams and with outside partners on developing these new capabilities.

  • 12 September 2022

    This year’s Annual Seminar is dedicated to ‘challenging physics in seamless prediction’. One of the speakers is Jean Bidlot, ECMWF’s expert for forecasting ocean waves and determining their feedback on the weather.

  • 2 September 2022

    ECMWF is attending the Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society from 4 to 9 September 2022, presenting developments in Earth system modelling and probabilistic forecasting, as well as work from the EU Copernicus and Destination Earth initiatives.

  • 22 August 2022

    Europe has seen several heatwaves since June. ECMWF Directors point out that these were the result of different meteorological conditions, and that climate change plays a role in their impacts.

  • 1 August 2022

    ECMWF news highlights in the first seven months of 2022 include forecast updates; projects and workshops to drive forward weather science; and news from the EU-funded services implemented by ECMWF.

  • 25 July 2022

    ECMWF has extended the quality monitoring of observations used by the global forecasting system of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service by adding an automatic alert system. CAMS is implemented by ECMWF on behalf of the European Commission.

  • 22 July 2022

    The summer 2022 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.

  • 18 July 2022

    ECMWF has released a new data service charge model, which is an important step in our journey towards open data. Here we present this and other recent changes in our data services.

  • 11 July 2022

    June 2022 saw two serious heatwaves in Europe, during which some all-time temperature records were broken, including for Biarritz in southwest France. The heatwaves were well predicted by ECMWF forecasts.

  • 4 July 2022

    The third edition of the ECMWF–ESA Workshop on Machine Learning for Earth Observation and Prediction will take place from 14 to 17 November 2022. Registration and abstract submission are now open.

  • 27 June 2022

    The annual report reviews progress in 2021 towards the goals set out in ECMWF’s Strategy to 2030.

  • 22 June 2022

    ECMWF will host one of three SPARC General Assembly meetings from 24 to 28 October 2022, which will review research into atmospheric variability and prediction.

  • 20 June 2022

    More than 40 people took part in person in Reading and up to 85 participated online at any one time in this year’s edition of Using ECMWF’s Forecasts, which ran from 7 to 10 June on the key theme of visualising meteorological data.

  • 7 June 2022

    ECMWF is starting to make some of its Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) available on an open-source basis to facilitate collaboration on the code.

  • 1 June 2022

    Almost 40 ECMWF scientists took part in the European Space Agency’s 2022 Living Planet Symposium in Bonn, Germany, from 23 to 27 May, and some 15 scientists contributed to the annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union being held at the same time in Vienna, Austria, and online.

  • 25 May 2022

    More than 100 online and 47 in-person participants attended an ECMWF event on model uncertainty in weather forecasting from 9 to 12 May 2022.

  • 20 May 2022

    Almost 40 ECMWF scientists are participating in the European Space Agency’s 2022 Living Planet Symposium in Bonn, Germany, 23–27 May.

  • 16 May 2022

    An ECMWF delegation has taken part in the final workshop of the EU-funded TAMIR project on tools for the management of floods. They expect to build the outcomes of the project into the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service, to which they contribute.