News

  • 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.

  • ECMWF news highlights of 2018
    17 December 2018

    The year 2018 was rich in developments across ECMWF’s activities, including a major upgrade of the Integrated Forecasting System; the Annual Seminar on Earth system data assimilation; the launch of the Climate Data Store; and the release of an invitation to tender for ECMWF’s next high-performance computing facility.

  • ECMWF Fellows Louise Nuijens, Marc Bocquet, Maria-Helena Ramos
    10 December 2018

    ECMWF has appointed Louise Nuijens (TU Delft), Marc Bocquet (École des Ponts ParisTech) and Maria-Helena Ramos (Irstea) to three-year Fellowships from 1 January 2019.

  • Hans Hersbach
    3 December 2018

    ECMWF’s new atmospheric reanalysis, ERA5, will soon provide a detailed global picture of meteorological conditions back to 1979. ECMWF scientist Hans Hersbach has overseen the planning and production of this innovative dataset.

  • Richard Engelen and Rossana Dragani
    30 November 2018

    On the occasion of the 93rd Council meeting, ECMWF’s Richard Engelen and Rossana Dragani will deliver a lecture on 4 December 2018 entitled ‘Atmospheric composition in the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (IFS)’. The lecture will be live-streamed from 17:15 GMT.

  • 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.