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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

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PRIMET participation in the EMS DigitalMETDialogue 8-9 Sep 2020

The EMS Annual Meeting 2020 (due to be held in Bratislava) was unfortuantely cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, however EMS, PRIMET and ECOMET have come together to create 3 virtual conferences which cover a range of interesting topics fpr the meteorological community. Full details, with Registration links, are available here.  

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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

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PRIMET @ EMS2020 – 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 EMS2020 in Bratislava 7-11 Sep 2020 PRIMET and ECOMET convened a session on this theme at last year’s event in Copenhagen and Read More

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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

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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

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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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