News

  • 10 March 2016

    ECMWF has launched a new model cycle bringing improved global weather forecasts at record-breaking resolution. The new grid on which the forecasts are run comprises up to 904 million prediction points.


  • 8 March 2016

    To mark International Women’s Day, ECMWF held an informal discussion about the gender gap in science, engineering, technology and mathematics.

  • 4 March 2016

    Experts meeting at ECMWF on 2 and 3 March 2016 discussed how best to assess the quality of weather forecasts in the future, including predictions of extreme events.

  • 2 March 2016

    ECMWF delegates have told an international 'Big Data and Climate Change' meeting in Madrid how the Centre is implementing the EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS).

  • 26 February 2016

    Partners from the NEXTGenIO project on input/output challenges in supercomputing decided on a hardware architecture when they met at ECMWF on 23 and 24 February 2016.

  • 22 February 2016

    Ocean modelling has come to play an ever-growing role in global numerical weather prediction. ECMWF’s ocean expert Magdalena Balmaseda explains why.

  • 18 February 2016

    ECMWF is recruiting a new Director for its Forecast Department after Florence Rabier left the post to become Director-General of ECMWF.

  • 17 February 2016

    A satellite that will greatly boost Europe’s Earth observation capabilities has gone into orbit after it was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 16 February 2016.

  • 10 February 2016

    One of the strongest El Niño events on record peaked in November 2015. How predictable was it? And is it the most extreme ever?

  • 5 February 2016

    Meteorologists from across ECMWF’s Member States have taken part in a new course designed to help them train others in the use of the Centre’s products.

  • 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.