Michal Najman

WMO Data Conference

The virtual WMO Data Conference which took place over 4 days last week was a very significant event for both the science and business of weather. More than 600 people from all over the world, including the members of the PRIMET Board and Secretary, followed the proceedings and discussed past, present and future needs relating Read More

Michal Najman

German Federal Court of Justice ruling on the DWD WarnWetter-App

In its ruling of 12 March 2020, the German Federal Court of Justice decided that the Deutscher Wetterdienst (Germanys National Meteorological Service) may offer its WarnWetter-App free of charge and without advertising only for weather warnings (file number: I ZR 126/18). We would like to briefly highlight some of the effects that this ruling may have on the Read More

Michal Najman

RMetS London meeting highlights Private Sector progress

A recent meeting in London hosted by the Royal Meteorological Society provided an interesting opportunity to review the advances made by the Private Sector in weather. One of the keynote speakers Prof Alan Thorpe gave a presentation entitled “Evolution of the Global Weather Enterprise” which discussed developments in public-private-academic sector engagement. The meeting contained much Read More

Michal Najman

PRIMET @ EMS2019 – Report

PRIMET played a leading role at the 2019 European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Copenhagen. Working with ECOMET, we co-convened a keynote session on the Global Weather Enterprise with a speaker from the WMO, followed by a variety of current examples of Public-Private  partnership. We established a PRIMET booth at the EMS2019 Exhibition and met some Read More

Michal Najman

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

Michal Najman

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

Michal Najman

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