GWE Forum Webinar 4: The Future Promise of Global Weather Information

Thursday 22 April 2021, 13.00-14.30 UTC

The societal need for better weather forecasts and climate projections is huge. The accuracy and reliability of weather and climate information have improved by: new and better observations, more powerful computers, and new science and technology. The Global Weather Enterprise continuously pushes the boundaries to unlock socio-economic benefits through the delivery of meteorological and climate services.

Dr. Florence Rabier, Director-General of European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), will outline her vision for future scientific advances, increased observational coverage, specific benefits for people, and taking co-operation to the next level.

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GWE Forum Webinar 3: ‘A collaborative future of the Weather Enterprise, a private sector perspective’

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This webinar was delivered on 16 February by Peter Platzer, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Global, and explores the transformation of the global weather enterprise in the open, big data world.

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GWE Forum Webinar 2: Unlocking the Benefits of Open Weather Data

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The webinar explored the issues surrounding open data in the context of weather and climate data and services. New government-level policies, such as the European Union Open Data Directive, are likely to have a significant impact on the delivery of meteorological and climate services. There is the potential for unlocking significant socio-economic benefits from the application of such policies.

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GWE Forum Webinar 1: Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)

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In the presentation: ‘A Vision for Numerical Weather Prediction in 2030’, Professor Tim Palmer of Oxford University shared his vision of the way global ensemble forecast systems should develop and address the question: ‘How many global ensemble systems do we need worldwide?’.

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