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22-09-2020, 19:13   #1
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Ireland bids to host ECMWF post-Brexit

https://www.thejournal.ie/european-w...12139-Sep2020/

"THERE ARE FEWER things that Irish people love talking about more than the weather, so it is no surprise that Ireland will formally bid to get the European centre for weather forecasting relocated from the UK to Dublin.

As a result of Brexit, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) will have to move from its current location in Reading to a European Member State.

Cabinet today agreed the government’s submission to have the centre located to Ireland.

If successful, the centre would be in a new facility in Cherrywood, Dublin.

The relocation would result in 250 jobs.

The deadline for submissions is the 1 October, with the winner due to be announced in December 2020.

Ireland is up against nine other Member States that are also participating in the competition.

The centre is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing weather predictions for European countries.


It also specialises in global weather forecasting about 2 weeks ahead of time, as well as producing longer-range forecasts for up to a year ahead, with varying degrees of detail, according to its website.

The centre has one of the largest supercomputer facilities and meteorological data archives in the world. It also uses an advanced computer modelling technique to analyse observations and predict future weather.

It is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 Member States.

Government sources are hopeful that Ireland will be successful in the competition, stating that it would align with the Irish Government’s Global Ireland strategy to increase the country’s “pull factor” for the creation of new green economy jobs."


It would be great to see it relocate here, but I assume that we'll face stiff competition.....
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Government sources are hopeful that Ireland will be successful in the competition, stating that it would align with the Irish Government’s Global Ireland strategy to increase the country’s “pull factor†for the creation of new green economy jobs."

Jesus, this would be fantastic
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We face competition from France, Italy, Spain and possibly others. The EDMWF's data centre is already in the course of relocating to Bologna, a move agreed in 2017; I don't know if this will give Italy an edge over the other bids.
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If they figure out that we can't even keep 50% of our radars reasonably operational we're screwed.
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I wonder how many of those 250 'new jobs' will be organic or just jobs that have been transferred from Reading?
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I wonder how many of those 250 'new jobs' will be organic or just jobs that have been transferred from Reading?
I would imagine a fair amount of the 250 would move here as opposed to going to France, Spain or Italy. English speaking country and similar culture would be the draw for re-locating.
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I agree that people would move over from the UK at first, or work from there, just for the sake of business continuity. The high-tech industries in Ireland have always employed a high proportion of immigrants anyway - it's the reason I moved to Ireland myself, twenty years ago, and I still see that happening. The 250 jobs number should not be interpreted as 250 jobs for Irish people, it would mean 250 new taxpayers.
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The 250 jobs number should not be interpreted as 250 jobs for Irish people, it would mean 250 new taxpayers.
As much as I would have suspected.
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...not starting a new thread for this....

https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media...licy-open-data

From today (7 October 2020), hundreds of ECMWF forecast charts will become free and accessible to all.

Medium-range, extended-range and long-range forecast charts of temperature, wind, precipitation, clouds and ocean waves are just some of the products that are becoming available. With ECMWF’s focus on ensemble prediction, charts also cover probability-based information, which provides a guide to forecast confidence. The likelihood of extreme conditions, as well as tropical and extratropical cyclone activity, are also included.


This is pretty good:
https://apps.ecmwf.int/webapps/openc...e=202010071800

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