News

  • 17 May 2017

    ECMWF’s OpenIFS model is being used in a workshop on ensemble forecasts at France’s École Nationale de la Météorologie (ENM) in Toulouse for the second year running after last year’s event proved a resounding success.


  • 15 May 2017

    ECMWF has begun to generate an extended two-year global dataset to support the World Meteorological Organization’s Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP). The start of production was timed to coincide with the official launch of YOPP in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15 May.

  • 9 May 2017

    Numerical weather prediction featured prominently in talks about climate change and extreme events at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna from 23 to 28 April 2017.

  • 3 May 2017

    New aircraft wind data could be fed into numerical weather prediction (NWP) models to boost the quality of forecasts, according to a group of experts who met at ECMWF from 24 to 26 April.

  • 26 April 2017

    How best to use satellite observations of microwave signals affected by clouds and precipitation in numerical weather prediction is a thorny problem. ECMWF scientists including Alan Geer have been working on it for many years – with remarkable success.

  • 12 April 2017

    The spring 2017 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.

  • 10 April 2017

    ECMWF is a long-time partner in the World Meteorological Organization’s capacity building work. It is now applying its expertise in numerical weather prediction to help assess operational capabilities in WMO member countries.

  • 6 April 2017

    The last of this year’s season of ECMWF training courses on numerical weather prediction will look into how predictable the atmosphere and related parts of the Earth system are.

  • 3 April 2017

    ECMWF has extended its weather observation monitoring system to ocean observations and has begun to publish the results on its website.

  • 29 March 2017

    A dedicated team at ECMWF provides support and advice to an international set of users of ECMWF’s computing and data resources, including the high-performance computing facility. Multi-talented Xavier Abellan is part of the crew.

  • 27 March 2017

    Registration is still open for this year’s ‘Using ECMWF’s Forecasts’ meeting, UEF2017. Join us for a week of talks, workshops and demonstrations exploring the use of ECMWF data in forecasting severe weather.

  • 23 March 2017

    World Meteorological Day 2017 is dedicated to ‘Understanding Clouds’. The theme was chosen by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to highlight the huge importance of clouds for weather and climate.

  • 21 March 2017

    The EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) operated by ECMWF is holding the 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5) from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Rome, Italy.

  • 17 March 2017

    Some 70 scientists, developers and emergency managers from across Europe came together at ECMWF from 15 to 17 March to drive forward a project that aims to provide forecasts of weather impacts, such as damage from wind storms, floods and heat waves.

  • 14 March 2017

    As the European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its tenth anniversary, an ERC-funded frontier research project hosted by ECMWF is making decisive progress in exploring novel numerical methods for weather prediction and climate projection.

  • 10 March 2017

    Twenty teams worked day and night at the #OpenDataHack event hosted by ECMWF on 4 and 5 March to explore creative uses of open weather and climate data.

  • 8 March 2017

    For weather forecasts to be useful, they must be delivered in a timely manner. On 7 March, ECMWF started disseminating medium-range probabilistic forecasts to its users 40 minutes earlier than before.

  • 1 March 2017

    ECMWF’s Council has mandated Director-General Florence Rabier to prepare a high-level agreement with the Italian Government on a new data centre, for approval by Council at its next session.

  • 23 February 2017

    Experts in numerical weather prediction will converge on the Centre on 8 June for a symposium on dynamic meteorology to mark the departure of ECMWF’s Director of Research of eight years, Erland Källén.