News

  • 2 February 2016

    NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan has said her organisation is keen to forge closer links with weather forecasting services around the world.


  • 28 January 2016

    Professor Tim Palmer says work on numerical weather prediction (NWP) carried out by his group at the University of Oxford can help ECMWF achieve “more accuracy with less precision”.

  • 25 January 2016

    ECMWF has signed a contract with Cray Inc. to significantly upgrade its supercomputer facility, enabling the Centre to further improve its numerical weather predictions.

  • 22 January 2016

    The Winter 2015/16 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 January 2016

    A satellite that can determine sea-surface height to within a few centimetres has gone into orbit after it was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on 17 January.

  • 15 January 2016

    ECMWF is helping to create a system that produces real-time flood forecasts for the entire globe. The work builds on the Centre’s experience with flood forecasting in Europe.

  • 12 January 2016

    Two years after the conclusion of a formal Co-operation Agreement, ECMWF and the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) are extending their successful collaboration on satellite data to the prediction of dust storms.

  • 4 January 2016

    Full membership marks the next step in Croatia's long history of co-operation with ECMWF.

  • 22 December 2015

    From welcoming a new Member State and launching a new model cycle to celebrating the Centre’s 40th anniversary and appointing a new Director-General, 2015 has had its fair share of big ECMWF news stories.

  • 17 December 2015

    El Niño conditions in the central Pacific have now reached their peak, setting new records for sea-surface temperature in the central and western equatorial Pacific.

  • 14 December 2015

    Dr Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator of NOAA, visited ECMWF on 30 November. In an interview, she said numerical weather prediction (NWP) provided “the ability to give human beings foresight”.

  • 10 December 2015

    Scientists attending an international workshop co-organised by ECMWF have reviewed progress and challenges in using satellite observations relating to clouds and precipitation in numerical weather prediction (NWP).

  • 8 December 2015

    The President of ECMWF’s Council, Professor Gerhard Adrian, has today announced that Florence Rabier has been appointed as successor to Professor Alan Thorpe as Director General of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

  • 2 December 2015

    New and improved versions of all ECMWF web charts and tools are now available on this website.

  • 26 November 2015

    The two Copernicus Earth observation services run by ECMWF will set out how they can support evidence-based decision-making as world leaders meet in Paris to agree a new climate deal.

  • 19 November 2015

    The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has adopted its new strategy for 2016 to 2025 at a plenary and ministerial meeting held in Mexico City.

  • 17 November 2015

    El Niño conditions in the central Pacific remain very strong, and sea-surface temperatures are now close to their expected maximum value as the event moves towards its peak at the end of the year.

  • 16 November 2015

    A consortium including ECMWF has announced the successful start of the NEXTGenIO project on input/output challenges in high-performance computing (HPC).

  • 13 November 2015

    ECMWF scientists joined researchers and data providers from around the world to discuss developments in the fields of satellite sounding data, radiative transfer, data assimilation, and new and future satellite missions.