News

  • CO2 emissions image
    29 November 2018

    The EU’s Copernicus programme has launched an initiative to support the Paris Agreement stocktaking exercise with a new observation-based service to monitor CO2 emissions resulting from human activities. ECMWF is one of the partners in the initiative.


  • Woodland in the four seasons
    26 November 2018

    The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by ECMWF on behalf of the EU, upgraded its seasonal forecast products on 13 November. Forecasts are now available from five models compared to three before, and one of the original models has been upgraded to a new version.

  • 2018 Python Workshop image
    19 November 2018

    Python experts from across the world came together at ECMWF on 30 and 31 October 2018 to review progress in developing Python frameworks for Earth system sciences. Nineteen speakers gave updates on recent developments.

  • River level gauge in fast-flowing current
    14 November 2018

    The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS), for which ECMWF is the computational centre, was upgraded on 14 November to provide improved river flood forecasts across the world. The upgrade is the first after GloFAS became an operational service earlier this year.

  • Artist's impression of ECMWF's new data centre
    12 November 2018

    The process of moving ECMWF’s data centre to Bologna, Italy, entered a new phase with the release of an Invitation to Tender for ECMWF’s next high-performance computing facility on 12 November 2018.

  • Metop-C launch on 7 November 2018
    7 November 2018

    The Metop-C weather satellite was successfully launched from Europe’s space port in Kourou, French Guiana, on 7 November 2018. It will help to ensure the continuous supply of crucial data to help initialise numerical weather prediction models for years to come.

  • Artist's impression of EarthCARE satellite in orbit
    30 October 2018

    Recent work has prepared the ground for ECMWF to assimilate satellite observations providing information on the vertical structure of clouds. This will help to determine the initial conditions on which global weather forecasts are based.

  • Pedro Maciel
    23 October 2018

    After nearly four years of developing and testing ECMWF’s new Meteorological Interpolation and Regridding (MIR) software package, its main developer, Pedro Maciel, is happy to certify that it is ready for operations.

  • ECMWF Newsletter 157 cover
    19 October 2018

    The autumn 2018 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.

  • Four types of weather-related hazard
    12 October 2018

    Every 13 October, the UN-sponsored International Day for Disaster Reduction celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. From storms, droughts and heatwaves to floods and wildfires, many disasters are weather-related.

  • Weather-and-clock diagram
    10 October 2018

    ECMWF is pleased to announce that the hourly data and 06/18 UTC forecast runs from its Boundary Conditions Optional Programme are now available to all users holding a real-time licence, upon request.

  • ESCAPE-2 meeting at ECMWF in October 2018
    5 October 2018

    The ESCAPE-2 project on energy-efficient scalable algorithms for weather and climate prediction at the exascale was formally launched with a kick-off meeting at ECMWF from 2 to 4 October 2018. It will build on the success of the ESCAPE project, which has achieved remarkable gains in computing efficiency.

  • Artist's impression of Metop satellite in orbit
    1 October 2018

    The launch of the Metop-C satellite, scheduled for 7 November 2018, will ensure the continuous supply of crucial data to help initialise numerical weather prediction models for years to come. Having three Metop satellites in orbit will open the door to innovative uses of the data.

  • ECMWF Lecture Theatre
    24 September 2018

    ECMWF is now accepting applications for its 2019 training courses. The programme includes courses on ECMWF forecast products, software packages and applications and on numerical weather prediction (NWP).

  • Andy Brown at the ECMWF Annual Seminar 2018
    20 September 2018

    Nineteen speakers presented progress and challenges in Earth system data assimilation at ECMWF’s Annual Seminar from 10 to 13 September 2018. More than a hundred participants attended this flagship event in ECMWF’s calendar.

  • Charts based on CAMS reanalysis 2003 to 2016
    18 September 2018

    The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service implemented by ECMWF has released a new global reanalysis of atmospheric composition for the period 2003–2016.

  • Dinand Schepers
    10 September 2018

    ECMWF’s Annual Seminar on ‘Earth system assimilation’ opened on 10 September. One of the speakers at the four-day event, ECMWF scientist Dinand Schepers, trained as an aerospace engineer before moving into Earth observations and their assimilation into Earth system models.

  • Smoke from chimneys
    6 September 2018

    A group of scientists writing in Nature, including ECMWF's Vincent-Henri Peuch, have called for international action to improve air-quality forecasts worldwide to help reduce the death toll from air pollution. In a comment paper, they propose improvements in the areas of monitoring, modelling, interpretation, dissemination and training.

  • Aerial view of clouds
    30 August 2018

    ECMWF supports the national meteorological services of its Member and Co-operating States and other users by providing them with state-of-the-art global weather predictions. A product launched in June enables users to visualise atmospheric conditions from the ground up to the lower stratosphere anywhere in the world.