News

  • WMO headquarters, Geneva
    14 August 2017

    The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has designated ECMWF as a World Meteorological Centre (WMC), in a clear recognition of ECMWF's global forecasting capabilities.


  • ECMWF Annual Report 2016 cover image
    7 August 2017

    The ECMWF Annual Report 2016 is now available online.

  • Flooded road in Peru
    31 July 2017

    In March 2017 ECMWF received a request to make its preciptiation forecasts available to help Peru deal with a devastating flood disaster. In line with ECMWF’s rules for the dissemination of real-time data, the Centre agreed.

  • Annual Seminar 2017
    25 July 2017

    Registration for ECMWF’s Annual Seminar on ‘Ensemble prediction: past, present and future’ from 11 to 14 September 2017 remains open until 1 September.

  • Cover of ECMWF Newsletter No. 152
    20 July 2017

    The summer 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.

  • Daily mean temperature July 2010 from ERA5
    17 July 2017

    The ECMWF-run Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has released its most powerful global climate monitoring dataset to date, known as the ERA5 climate reanalysis.

  • Hurricane Patricia, 23 October 2015
    12 July 2017

    An upgrade of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) implemented on 11 July improves forecast skill in medium-range and monthly forecasts.

  • 30 June 2017

    ECMWF is now accepting applications for its 2018 training courses. The programme includes courses on numerical weather prediction, using ECMWF forecast products, and software packages and applications used for operational weather predictions.

  • OpenIFS workshop in Trieste June 2017
    27 June 2017

    Fifty scientists met in the Italian city of Trieste from 5 to 9 June 2017 to explore seasonal predictability and teleconnections in the Earth system using OpenIFS, a version of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS).

  • Florence Rabier and Silvio Cau signing high-level data centre agreement
    22 June 2017

    ECMWF Member States, gathered in Reading for the 90th session of the Centre’s Council, have approved the proposal by the Italian Government and the Emilia Romagna Region to host ECMWF’s new data centre in Bologna.

  • Global numerical weather prediction grid
    16 June 2017

    ECMWF makes supercomputer resources available to support innovative weather and climate research in its Member States. The deadline for applications under the Special Projects programme is 30 June.

  • Erland Källén at the June 2017 symposium
    12 June 2017

    Leading World Meteorological Organization officials and experts in numerical weather prediction (NWP) came together at ECMWF on 8 June for a symposium to mark the departure of Erland Källén from the Centre after eight years as Director of Research.

  • Johannes Flemming
    6 June 2017

    On 17 May 2007, ECMWF scientist Johannes Flemming initiated the Centre’s first atmospheric composition forecast. Ten years later the CAMS team continues to break new ground to keep improving what has become a successful operational service.

  • Flooded cottage in Cumbria, UK
    2 June 2017

    ECMWF presented recent work on hydrological hazards during the second General Assembly of the EU-funded IMPREX project, which took place at the Centre from 31 May to 2 June.

  • Satellite workshop May 2017
    25 May 2017

    Work on exploiting new satellite instruments that will provide unprecedented details of the weather at different levels of the atmosphere is making good progress, an international meeting hosted by ECMWF has heard.

  • Florence Rabier (ECMWF) and Pierre Bahurel (Mercator)
    22 May 2017

    Florence Rabier, ECMWF Director-General, and Pierre Bahurel, Mercator Ocean CEO, share their views about their organisations’ respective missions and expertise and common commitments in the EU’s Copernicus Programme.

  • OpenIFS training event in Toulouse May 2017
    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.

  • Polar landscape
    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.

  • Video screens at the EGU 2017 conference
    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.