Baudouin Raoult

Principal Software Strategist/Principal Software Architect
Forecast Department, Innovation Platform Team


Baudouin Raoult is Principal Software Strategist/Architect. He joined the ECMWF in 1989. Since then, he has been responsible for the architecture and the development of ECMWF meteorological archive system, a multi-petabyte repository of meteorological data. He has also led key ECMWF projects such as the development of a tool for supervision, monitoring and scheduling that controls the ECMWF operational production system, the design of a data manipulation language, the implementation of a web based catalogue browsing and data retrieval system and the development of an OGC compliant system for delivering on-demand graphical products. He is currently involved in several projects, ranging efficient handling of NPW model output of high-performance computers, to a cloud-based distributed climate data repository that also provides users with big data analytics tools. He is member of several WMO expert teams.

Career background:


  • Principal Software Architect/Principal Software Strategist (2013 - present)
  • Head of Meteorological Data Section, Principal Software Architect (2011 - 2013)
  • Head of Meteorological Data Section, Principal Software Architect (2003 - 2011)
  • Senior Analyst (1996 - 2003)
  • Analyst (1989 - 1996)
External recognitions
  • EMS Technology Achievement Award 2016 for MARS (Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System)
  • Co-chair of the WMO CBS Task Team on Evolution of WIS (TT-eWIS, 2017 - present)
  • Chair of WMO CBS  Task Team on Centre Audit and Certification (TT-CAC, 2014 - 2016)
  • Member of the WMO CBS Expert Team on GISC-DCPC demonstration process (ET-GDDP, 2009 - 2013)
  • Member of the WMO CBS Inter Programme Expert Team on Metadata Implementation (IPET-MI, 2005 - 2008)