News

  • 23 February 2021

    This year’s Annual Seminar is dedicated to the topic of observations. It will run from 12 to 18 September 2021 in Bonn, Germany, and is being held in coordination with the WCRP–WWRP Symposium on Data Assimilation and Reanalysis.


  • 15 February 2021

    A European programme to build a monitoring and verification support capability for global emissions of carbon dioxide related to human activities entered a new phase in January 2021 to deliver a prototype system by the end of 2023.

  • 10 February 2021

    Registration and the call for abstracts are now open for this year’s Using ECMWF’s Forecasts (UEF2021) meeting. The UEF2021 theme is ‘Weather in extraordinary circumstances’ and it aims to bring together a diversity of experience and backgrounds to discuss ECMWF products and services.

  • 1 February 2021

    ECMWF will hold a virtual workshop on ‘weather and climate in the cloud’ from 8 to 10 February 2021. Vasileios Baousis led ECMWF efforts to prepare the computing infrastructure of the European Weather Cloud.

  • 29 January 2021

    The winter 2020/21 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.

  • 26 January 2021

    The ECMWF Strategy 2021–2030 will guide our activities over the next ten years. The emphasis is on providing ever more skilful forecasts to our Member and Co-operating States and users around the world. Machine learning will play an important role.

  • 20 January 2021

    Abstracts for an online workshop on ocean data assimilation to be held from 17 to 20 May 2021 can be submitted until 31 January. The event aims to bring together experts in the field of ocean and coupled data assimilation.

  • 4 January 2021

    ECMWF is contributing to the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 101st Annual Meeting, being held virtually from 10 to 15 January 2021. Find out when our staff are presenting talks and posters during AMS101.

  • 22 December 2020

    ECMWF news highlights of 2020 include an upgrade of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System; a new supercomputer contract; projects and workshops to drive forward weather science; updates on the EU-funded Copernicus services implemented by ECMWF; and new offices to be located in Bonn.

  • 14 December 2020

    Seven highly respected scientists from Europe and the United States have accepted invitations to become ECMWF Fellows from 1 January 2021. The Fellows will work closely with ECMWF on scientific and technical research in Earth system modelling, ensemble forecasting, and applications.

  • 9 December 2020

    The ECMWF Council has selected Bonn, Germany, to host the Centre’s new and third site. The new premises will complement ECMWF’s headquarters in the UK and new data centre being developed in Italy.

  • 1 December 2020

    On 1 December 2020 Estonia officially became a Member State of ECMWF. The Centre's Director-General, Dr Florence Rabier, welcomed Estonia's accession to full membership, saying that this new phase will make the collaboration between ECMWF and Estonia stronger and even more vibrant.

  • 25 November 2020

    ECMWF and EUMETSAT’s joint cloud computing infrastructure for the meteorological community is entering a new phase. The focus will be on working with users currently trialling applications on the pilot infrastructure to evaluate the platform and to shape the future operational services.

  • 16 November 2020

    ECMWF and the NWP SAF brought together almost 200 experts in a virtual workshop from 2 to 5 November to discuss how the latest research into the treatment of random and systematic errors in satellite data assimilation can help to improve weather forecasts.

  • 13 November 2020

    The autumn 2020 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.

  • 10 November 2020

    ECMWF’s 2021 events programme is set to include both virtual and physical events. It features workshops on cloud technologies, ocean data assimilation and hydrological prediction alongside established events such as our user meeting, Annual Seminar and workshop on HPC in meteorology.

  • 2 November 2020

    The global forecasting system of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) was successfully upgraded on 6 October, leading to improved forecasts of sea salt and dust aerosol, particulate matter and stratospheric ozone. CAMS is implemented by ECMWF on behalf of the European Commission.

  • 26 October 2020

    New Python packages and training with Jupyter notebooks are making it simpler to access and use vast weather and climate datasets from ECMWF and Copernicus.

  • 20 October 2020

    The first ECMWF–ESA Workshop on Machine Learning for Earth System Observation and Prediction drew a large virtual attendance of international experts in machine learning and Earth system sciences.