News

  • 4 May 2021

    Registration and abstract submission are open for ECMWF’s online workshop on the use of high-performance computing in meteorology from 20 to 24 September.


  • 23 April 2021

    The spring 2021 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.

  • 22 April 2021

    The EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service implemented by ECMWF has produced a comprehensive overview of last year’s European climate. The European State of the Climate 2020 also includes a focus on the Arctic and a summary of global conditions.

  • 19 April 2021

    A change in ECMWF’s seasonal prediction system SEAS5 has reduced the underprediction of tropical storms. Frédéric Vitart had a key role in developing it.

  • 6 April 2021

    The latest climate projections for the coming decades are now available in the Climate Data Store of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). A special event for decision-makers in Spain explored how such C3S climate data can help drive solutions for water and energy sectors.

  • 23 March 2021

    This year, World Meteorological Day on 23 March focuses on ‘The ocean, our climate and weather’. At ECMWF, the ocean is an integral part of ensemble forecasts for medium, extended and seasonal ranges.

  • 16 March 2021

    ECMWF will host a three-day virtual event on global to local hydrological modelling and forecasting from 29 June 2021. Abstract submission is open until 31 March 2021.

  • 8 March 2021

    The year 2020 continued the upward trend of global forecast performance, driven by regular updates of the Integrated Forecasting System. Headline scores show positive effects in medium-range as well as extended-range forecasts.

  • 1 March 2021

    ECMWF will present EU plans on 5 March to develop a high-precision digital model of our planet. The purpose is to create a digital twin of the Earth that will make it possible to explore various natural processes and human activities.

  • 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.