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 have been invited to run another session in 2020 to continue the development of this theme.

Enabling the Weather Enterprise in Europe for the 21st century

Since the last EMS Conference, the dialogue aimed at creating a more enterprising and global approach to delivering weather services to the world community has progressed further through various forums and events.

This dialogue is taking place against a background of a variety of factors, including:

  • The advancement of scientific understanding
  • Increasing demand for impact-based forecasting
  • Availability of public funding for NMHSs
  • Increasing use of weather services in multiple value chains, from agriculture to retail, logistics and renewable energy production and consumption.
  • Technical innovation
  • Climate change

The growth of the value chain has been mainly driven by the private sector; there are several companies than are now providing a range of services beyond the scope and quality previously only available from publicly-funded NMHSs.

The aim of this session is to examine the value chain from a European perspective, describe examples of value creation and underlying factors, highlighting the progress towards more efficient solutions, and to focus on the most important challenges that lie ahead.


Prof Alan Thorpe, World Bank: Evolution of the Global Weather Enterprise

Mary Glackin, American Meteorological Society: The Weather Enterprise: Conflict or Cooperation?

Karl Gutbrod, Meteoblue: Evolution of private weather services in different countries

Further presentations and posters are invited on the theme of Weather Enterprise in Europe, highlighting:

  • Achievements of the past 25 years
  • Challenges for the next 25 years and Proposed Solutions

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