Professor Florian Pappenberger has been appointed Director of Forecasts at ECMWF. He took up the position on 1 July after ECMWF’s Council approved the appointment.
Professor Pappenberger joined the Centre in 2006. He is the author of over 150 publications and has won multiple awards. At ECMWF, he was responsible for the Operational Centre of the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) and he led the Applications team. The post of Director of Forecasts became vacant when Dr Florence Rabier was appointed as ECMWF’s Director-General in January 2016.