At EUROCONTROL we seek to help our stakeholders utilise weather information in innovative ways and we support the aviation industry in its efforts for safer and more efficient operations which minimise environmental impact.
As rising traffic puts pressure on airspace capacity, the ability of the busiest airports and ATM to effectively operate in adverse weather diminishes. In other words, when bad weather happens, the impact on a congested network is significant. The effects of climate change are also likely to create more frequent and more intense adverse weather problems in Europe.
Our vision for the future of aviation meteorology is to see tailored and consistent MET information services powered by SWIM. To deliver this, we identify user requirements for the development of MET services and we serve as focal point of expertise in this field. Our objective is improving the integration and availability of relevant MET information for ATM across Europe.
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