News

  • 16 May 2022

    An ECMWF delegation has taken part in the final workshop of the EU-funded TAMIR project on tools for the management of floods. They expect to build the outcomes of the project into the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service, to which they contribute.


  • 9 May 2022

    Christine Kitchen, ECMWF’s Deputy Director of Computing, has an important priority: taking the new high-performance computing facility in Bologna, Italy, into operation. The four Atos BullSequana XH2000 complexes will replace two Cray XC40 clusters based in Reading, UK.

  • 4 May 2022

    On 4 May 2002, the research satellite Aqua was launched from Vandenberg Air Base in California. Some of its observations continue to be assimilated by ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System to help establish the initial conditions of weather forecasts.

  • 22 April 2022

    Europe experienced its warmest summer on record, and one of the most intense fire seasons in 30 years, according to the European State of the Climate 2021, published by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by ECMWF and funded by the European Union.

  • 13 April 2022

    The spring 2022 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.

  • 6 April 2022

    ECMWF’s Annual Seminar from 12 to 16 September 2022 will look at challenges in physics in seamless predictions across forecast model resolutions and timescales. Registration is open until 29 July.

  • 30 March 2022

    Representatives of the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, ECMWF and the European Commission came together virtually on 30 March 2022 to inaugurate Destination Earth, an ambitious initiative to develop a highly accurate digital twin of our planet.

  • 23 March 2022

    On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2022, ECMWF Director of Forecasts Florian Pappenberger looks at how the theme of Early Warning and Early Action ties in with the Centre’s global numerical weather predictions.

  • 7 March 2022

    ECMWF’s Head of Evaluation, David Richardson, gives an insight into the work involved in assessing the quality of all ECMWF outputs.

  • 28 February 2022

    The eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano in the southern Pacific Ocean on 15 January 2022 had a strong effect on the signals of satellite instruments used by ECMWF. Here we present some of those signals and explain their meaning.

  • 21 February 2022

    An EU-funded research project aims to improve the services provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service run by ECMWF for the European Commission. The CONFESS project started in November 2020 and will continue until October 2023.

  • 14 February 2022

    Four EUMETSAT Research Fellows are helping ECMWF to fully exploit satellite data for weather forecasting. The data is needed to help establish the initial conditions of forecasts as precisely as possible.

  • 7 February 2022

    Our annual Using ECMWF’s Forecasts (UEF) meeting will focus on visualising meteorological data, running as an in-person and virtual event from 7 to 10 June. Registration and abstract submission are open until 8 April.

  • 31 January 2022

    The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole was relatively big and long-lasting, the EU-funded Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service run by ECMWF has found. It does not mean that the longer-term aim to close the ozone hole is off-track.

  • 25 January 2022

    From 25 January 2022, a wide range of ECMWF’s forecast data across the globe will be openly available. This move towards ‘open data’ comes after a large range of forecast charts were earlier made available to anybody interested in them.

  • 21 January 2022

    The winter 2021/22 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.

  • 17 January 2022

    ECMWF is on a mission to make its data available to more people. Sylvie Lamy-Thépaut combines weather forecasting expertise with computing knowledge to achieve this.

  • 10 January 2022

    The year 2021 was among the seven warmest on record, and Europe experienced a summer of extremes, according to findings reported by the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service implemented by ECMWF.

  • 20 December 2021

    ECMWF news highlights in 2021 include two upgrades of our Integrated Forecasting System that improved forecasts; projects and workshops to drive forward weather science; and new developments regarding the EU-funded Copernicus services implemented by ECMWF.