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Major change to EUMETSAT data access

EUMETSAT operates the METEOSAT geostationary satellite system which provides images of the full Earth disc, and data for weather forecasts. Until now its data licensing policy was extremely complicated and prohibitively expensive for many users. However, it has just announced a major change to its Data Access Policy which will come into effect from next year. Read More

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PRIMET-ECOMET Session on GWE @ EMS2018

PRIMET and ECOMET jointly convened a session on the ‘Global Weather Enterprise’ at the EMS Annual Conference in Budapest. The session had a very high profile at the Conference and was well attended. A series of authoritative presentations produced a stimulating discussion. Full details of the session are available here.  The presentation by Dennis Schulze, Read More

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Director of US National Weather Service Meets PRIMET @ EMS2018 Budapest

One of the first visitors to the PRIMET booth at the Annual European Meteorological Society Conference in Budapest was Dr Louis Uccellini who is the Director of the US National Weather Service. He is a powerful advocate for the private sector role in the delivery of weather services and will be chairing the PRIMET-ECOMET convened Read More

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PRIMET-ECOMET @ EMS 2018: Session Details

The importance of The Global Weather Enterprise is highighted on the homepage of this website and PRIMET is delighted to be working with ECOMET to convene a session on this topic at EMS2018 in Budapest 3-7 Sep 2018 The Session will be chaired by Dr Louis Ucellini, Director National Weather Service, USA Dimitar Ivanov, Executive Read More

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ECMWF Model Boundary Conditions now available

After a co-ordinated campaign by PRIMET Members, ECMWF has agreed to make their model Boundary Conditions available! This will be of particular interest to those who run their own local forecast models. The letter from the President of the ECMWF Council to PRIMET is here.      

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WMO approves new strategic plan and Public-Private engagement is key element

“Geneva, 3 July 2018 – A new Strategic Plan to guide the future direction of the World Meteorological Organization has been approved by its Executive Council, aiming at a more integrated Earth system approach to meet the inter-connected challenges of the 21st century.” “It agreed a framework for public-private engagement in the Global Weather Enterprise Read More

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PRIMET-ECOMET Participation at EMS2018

          The theme for the next European Meteorological Society Conference to be held in Budapest 3-7 September 2018 is “Weather and climate: global change and local hazards.” There will be a session jointly convened by PRIMET and ECOMET entitled “The Global Weather Enterprise”. Further details for the EMS Conference are available Read More

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German Weather Service (DWD) adopts Open Data policy!

Following recent legislation, the German Weather Service (DWD) has made weather and climate data available free of charge. No registration is required and the available data is described here. The DWD opendata server is: https://opendata.dwd.de. A more detailed news story can be found at Pro-Linux.de.    

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PRIMET-ECOMET participation at EMS 2017

PRIMET and ECOMET are convening a session entitled “Cloud Computing and Data Distribution” at the European Meteorological Society Annual meeting in Dublin  4-8 September 2017.  Full details of the presentations in this session can be found here. There will also be two posters. PRIMET will also have its own booth at the Conference as a Read More

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Earth Day: 22 April – Collective Global Climate Statement

An international coalition of 33 meteorological and climate societies and institutions have released a Collective Global Climate Statement to coincide with Earth Day on 22nd April, which this year is focused on environmental and climate literacy. The Statement was initiated and coordinated by the Royal Meteorological Society. The full Statement can be found here >> The Statement acknowledges Read More

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