News

  • 28 November 2022

    EUMETSAT is planning to launch a new geostationary satellite in December that provides more frequent and higher-resolution images than its predecessor and carries a new instrument to observe lightning flashes.


  • 16 November 2022

    A new, substantially upgraded hydrological reanalysis dataset of the Global Flood Awareness System from 1980 to July 2022 has been produced by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in collaboration with ECMWF and released as part of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

  • 15 November 2022

    ECMWF produces not just weather forecasts 15 days ahead but also forecasts for weeks and seasons ahead. The latter contribute to multi-centre predictions provided by the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service run by ECMWF.

  • 7 November 2022

    ECMWF is making a wide-ranging contribution to 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), joining high-level interventions at the UN-led Earth Information Day and an event presenting the Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF). We are also involved in side events for the European Union’s Copernicus programme and Destination Earth initiative.

  • 31 October 2022

    Registration is now open for a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Machine Learning in Weather and Climate to be launched in January 2023.

  • 21 October 2022

    The autumn 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.

  • 11 October 2022

    ECMWF is testing what needs to be done to improve the realism of global km-scale weather simulations. As part of the nextGEMS project, it is looking into modelling sea ice cracks in the Arctic and fixing water and energy budget imbalances.

  • 3 October 2022

    On 5 and 6 December 2022, ECMWF and the University of Oxford will hold a symposium to celebrate the career of Tim Palmer, whose work has been profoundly linked to ECMWF’s ensemble prediction system.

  • 26 September 2022

    In ECMWF’s first in-person Annual Seminar in three years, over 100 scientists and students came together from 12 to 16 September to look at the large range of physical processes and scales that have to be represented in seamless weather prediction.

  • 20 September 2022

    ECMWF has built up a team to work on digital twins of Earth as part of its contribution to the EU’s Destination Earth initiative. The new staff will work alongside existing ECMWF teams and with outside partners on developing these new capabilities.

  • 12 September 2022

    This year’s Annual Seminar is dedicated to ‘challenging physics in seamless prediction’. One of the speakers is Jean Bidlot, ECMWF’s expert for forecasting ocean waves and determining their feedback on the weather.

  • 2 September 2022

    ECMWF is attending the Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society from 4 to 9 September 2022, presenting developments in Earth system modelling and probabilistic forecasting, as well as work from the EU Copernicus and Destination Earth initiatives.

  • 22 August 2022

    Europe has seen several heatwaves since June. ECMWF Directors point out that these were the result of different meteorological conditions, and that climate change plays a role in their impacts.

  • 1 August 2022

    ECMWF news highlights in the first seven months of 2022 include forecast updates; projects and workshops to drive forward weather science; and news from the EU-funded services implemented by ECMWF.

  • 25 July 2022

    ECMWF has extended the quality monitoring of observations used by the global forecasting system of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service by adding an automatic alert system. CAMS is implemented by ECMWF on behalf of the European Commission.

  • 22 July 2022

    The summer 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.

  • 18 July 2022

    ECMWF has released a new data service charge model, which is an important step in our journey towards open data. Here we present this and other recent changes in our data services.

  • 11 July 2022

    June 2022 saw two serious heatwaves in Europe, during which some all-time temperature records were broken, including for Biarritz in southwest France. The heatwaves were well predicted by ECMWF forecasts.

  • 4 July 2022

    The third edition of the ECMWF–ESA Workshop on Machine Learning for Earth Observation and Prediction will take place from 14 to 17 November 2022. Registration and abstract submission are now open.