MeteoSwiss press releases and information.
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An overview of important facts and figures on Switzerland's climate, and climate change
NCCS: the network for climate services
MeteoSwiss conducts meteorological and climatological research and development in the form of its own projects as well as in cooperation with...
Das Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) ist das wissenschaftliche Netzwerk für Klimaforschung und -modellierung der ETH Zürich,...
MeteoSwiss maintains various international partnerships which are a key part of its weather and climate services.
MeteoSwiss is involved in projects with other meteorological services, national and international organisations, universities and research institutes.
In-house MeteoSwiss publications, as well as external scientific reports which have been co-authored by MeteoSwiss employees, can be found using...
Observations commence at 88 stations.
Issue of daily weather forecasts begins.
The Federal Council decides to found the Central Meteorological Institute (MZA).
MeteoSwiss is founded in 1881 in Zurich as the Swiss Central Meteorological Institute (MZA).
IInauguration of the meteorological observatory on Mount Säntis.
Regional Office for aviation meteorology (Flugwetterzentrale) opens.
Founding of the Centre météorologique in Geneva. Today MétéoSuisse Geneva.
Founding of the Osservatorio Ticinese in Locarno-Monti. Now MeteoSvizzera Locarno-Monti.
Opening of the station aérologique (aerological station) in Payerne. Now MétéoSuisse Payerne.
New headquarters at Krähbühlstrasse 58 in Fluntern, Zurich.
Introduction of an operational weather radar network in Switzerland with automated stations on the Albis and La Dôle mountains. Radar system on Monte Lema since 1994
Change of name from the Swiss Central Meteorological Institute (MZA) to the Swiss Meteorological Institute (SMA).
Activation of the automated measurement network consisting of 60 measurement stations (ANETZ).
Introduction of the first numerical weather prediction model at MeteoSwiss (mesh size of 14km)
MeteoSwiss has been run as a FLAG office (Führen mit Leistungsauftrag und Globalbudget - Management by Performance Specification and Global Budget) since 1997. The performance specification agreed for four years stipulates the objectives to be achieved. A global budget is proposed for the same period, which enables the funds to be used flexibly in the areas that would benefit from them the most.
Change of name to the current Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss.
The Federal Council finalises the reform of MeteoSwiss. The Federal Council takes note of the suggestions by the Federal Department of Home Affairs (EDI) on reform of the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss. The reform will assign tasks to the national weather service in future. Outsourcing to the decentralised Federal Administration will also expand the scope for entrepreneurial activity. Free access to meteorological data is also being planned.
Reorganisation of MeteoSwiss.
Liberalisation of data – making weather data freely accessible.
New MeteoSwiss headquarters at Operation Centre 1, Zurich airport.
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