At EUROCONTROL we seek to help our stakeholders use weather information in innovative ways. We support the aviation industry in its efforts to achieve safer and more efficient operations so as to 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 the weather is bad, it has significant impact on a congested network. 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 have tailored and consistent MET information services powered by SWIM. To deliver this, we identify user requirements for developing MET services and we serve as focal point of expertise in this field. Our objective is to improve the integration and availability of relevant MET information for ATM across Europe.
Weather is responsible for: