PRIMET P&L 2016-18

Highlights from ECMWF Workshop

ECMWF has posted the highlights of the recent Workshop on improving the socio-economic impact of NWP data. The first paragraph is particularly interesting: “A forecast has no value until it is understood and changes behaviour. The socio-economic value of open data has been measured in studies by the European Commission, but is generally lacking for NWP. Read More

PRIMET P&L 2016-18

WMO confirms 2016 as hottest year on record

The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1°C higher than the pre-industrial period. It was approximately 0.83° Celsius above the long term average (14°C) Read More

PRIMET P&L 2016-18

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