This has been another busy year for PRIMET! We helped with some specific data supply problems for individual members and also carried out a wide range of activities which were aimed at promoting a good relationship with the public sector, as well as building the membership to make our voice stronger. Here are some of Read More
In parallel with the recent Meteorology Technology World Expo 2018 in Amsterdam there was a meeting of the Global Weather Enterprise Forum which included a major 2-day Conference with the theme ‘DATA – Co-operation to shape the future of Global Weather Enterprise’. This is a key platform in the future develop of the relationship between Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
“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
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
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.