News

  • 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.

  • 13 October 2020

    Floods impact billions of people worldwide. Learn about major new upgrades to the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) and explore how the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) helped communities prepare for, and recover from, this summer’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

  • 7 October 2020

    Hundreds of ECMWF forecast charts are now free and accessible to all.

  • 5 October 2020

    ECMWF and Atos are opening a Center of Excellence in HPC, AI, and Quantum Computing for Weather & Climate to support ECMWF scientists in their work on medium- and long-range weather prediction, and global climate modelling.

  • 2 October 2020

    An ECMWF/ESA workshop from 5 to 8 October 2020 will explore the application of machine and deep learning techniques in Earth system observation and prediction. Marcin Chrust considers what scope there may be for such techniques in ECMWF’s Object-Oriented Prediction System.

  • 21 September 2020

    Speakers and participants at this year’s Annual Seminar embraced the virtual format to explore the latest developments in computational methods for solving the equations that govern atmospheric, wave, ocean and sea-ice dynamics.

  • 14 September 2020

    Sam Hatfield is looking at ways of reducing the computational cost of producing weather forecasts by using lower precision in the calculations. He will present his findings at ECMWF’s Annual Seminar, taking place in virtual format from 14 to 18 September.

  • 7 September 2020

    A European project to build a monitoring and verification support capability for global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) related to human activities is on track to deliver a prototype system by 2023, ECMWF’s project coordinator says.

  • 27 July 2020

    ECMWF news highlights in the first seven months of 2020 include an upgrade of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System; a new supercomputer contract; projects and workshops to drive forward weather science; and new insights from the EU-funded Copernicus services implemented by ECMWF.

  • 20 July 2020

    Prof. Tilmann Gneiting, Prof. Rupert Klein and Prof. Tim Palmer were appointed in July 2014. Their expertise and engagement have brought major benefits in areas including forecast calibration, numerical methods, and the use of reduced numerical precision within weather forecast simulations.

  • 17 July 2020

    The summer 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.