3 September, 2019

More scientific results coming from the EUPORIAS project.

20 September, 2017

Within the EUPORIAS project (7th EU Framework Program), a number of tailored climate services where developed for different sectors. Predictia participated in the development of some of them, such as the Land Management Tool, aimed at helping farmers in the south-east of the United Kingdom with their winter decisions. To do so, it provides seasonal predictions for next winter as well as weather forecasts for the next 14 days.

12 July, 2017

As a result of the project followind, we have published a pilot application for wind speed seasonal forecasting. The instantaneous wind speed at 12:00 UTC is considered but also the frequency of days with wind speed between 5 and 25m/s. A standard bias correction technique has been applied to these forecasts.

7 July, 2017

A memberr of our team, Markel García-Díez, is co-authoring a paper published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health. The study, leaded by Rachel Lowe PhD, is entitled "Climate services for health: predicting the evolution of the 2016 dengue season in Machala, Ecuador", and started in 2016, during the stay of Markel in the Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences (IC3).

21 February, 2017

The C3S Symposium on Climate Services for the Energy (22-23 Feb, Barcelona, Spain) brings together climate and energy scientists, energy industry practitioners and public decision makers to present new possibilities in climate predictions, discuss new ideas and better shape future public C3S products for the energy sector.

19 January, 2017

This paper describes the operational seasonal prediction system developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the Japan Meteorological Agency/Meteorological Research Institute-Coupled Prediction System version 1 (JMA/MRI-CPS1), which has been in operation from February 2010 to May 2015. The predictive skill of the system was assessed with a set of retrospective seasonal predictions (hindcast) covering 30 years (1981-2010).

15 November, 2016

Fire activity in southeast Australian (both frequency and area burnt) is shown to depend on El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). This gives a potential source of predictability for seasonal forecasting.

This relationship has been recently studied in the paper ENSO controls interannual fire activity in southeast Australia published by researchers from The University of Melbourne:

22 September, 2016

A pilot application for sector tailored seasonal forecasting has been launched by Predictia, focusing on forest fire danger and considering as an illustrative application the Fire Weather Index (FWI). This index integrates the compound effect of four atmospheric variables (temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind) involved in the propagation of a forest fire.

21 September, 2016

Our colleague at Predictia, Rodrigo Manzanas, has presented his Phd Thesis titled Statistical downscaling of precipitation in seasonal forecasting: Advantages and limitations of different approaches.

22 July, 2016

In early 2015 the European Union launched the Copernicus programme. With an initial funding of 87 million euros, the objective of this programme is to develop a European system for monitoring the Earth.

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