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Successful free data access by Israeli National Meteorological Service

In 2012, the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) started providing free access to most of its real-time data and historical observations. This marked a dramatic change in policy for the organization. Until then, most of its operational budget, excluding salaries, depended on the generation of income by billing for data and services. The IMS experience – Read More

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WMO publishes new Global Climate report

The World Meteorological Organization has published a detailed analysis of the global climate 2011-2015 – the hottest five-year period on record  – and the increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts. The record temperatures were accompanied by rising sea levels and declines in Arctic sea-ice extent, continental Read More

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PRIMET-ECOMET Meeting October 2016

The annual PRIMET-ECOMET Meeting took place on 12-Oct-16 in Brussels. The meeting was attended by the PRIMET Board, General Secretary and PRIMET members, together with the President and Chief Executive of ECOMET as well as Directors and representatives from 13 NMHSs across Europe and ECMWF. The topics covered included OPERA, E-AMDAR and various data quality issues. Read More