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PRIMET @ WMO Cg-18 and Met Expo

PRIMET had a strong presence in Geneva last week, represented by Director Karl Gutbrod and General Secretary Andrew Eccleston. The relationship between the public and private sector in the world of meteorology is now centre stage and PRIMET is at the heart of the action. More information here. We also held our interim meeting with Read More

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World Bank Report on Private Public Engagement in Hydromet Services

The World Bank recently published the results of a study which reviewed the way the Private-Public relationship works in six different countries. Read the report here. The report highlights a significant difference between the USA, UK and Japan compared to three other nations; Indonesia, Myanmar and Ghana. There is also a sharp difference in the Read More

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PRIMET @ EMS2019 – 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 again to convene a session on this topic at EMS2019 in Copenhagen 9-13 Sep 2019 PRIMET and ECOMET convened a session with the same title at last year’s event in Budapest which Read More

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PRIMET 2018 Highlights

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

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PRIMET @ GWEC 2018 Amsterdam 11-12 October

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

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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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