MeteoSwiss is the Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology. For over 130 years, MeteoSwiss, the Swiss national weather and climate service, has contributed to Switzerland’s safety and prosperity. The general public, industry and science all profit from the range of services provided by MeteoSwiss' dedicated team of 360 employees in Zurich, Geneva, Locarno, Payerne and Arosa.

On behalf of the Federal Government, MeteoSwiss performs the duties set out in the Federal Act on Meteorology and Climatology. They operate the national surface and radar measurement network and collect, manage and analyse weather and climate data. They create forecasts, inform, warn and advise, get involved in research and develop tailor-made products and services.


Mount Washington Observatory

Toward a definition of Essential Mountain Climate Variables

This article introduces Essential Mountain Climate Variables (EMCVs) which could be used to increase the utility of mountainous environmental data to both fundamental science and decision making.

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Integrating User Needs into Platforms

This session explored how the needs of users are being integrated into, and addressed by, platform development. 

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Mujeres de los Andes, participan de los Talleres Climáticos deCampo y reciben capacitación de los términos básico de meteorología. (M. Dapozzo)

Meteoalfabetización en los Andes peruanos

En los Andes al sur de Perú (Cusco y Puno), el proyecto Climandes, impulsó el diálogo intercultural e intercambio de información climática entre agricultores y meteorólogos. 

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Designing user-driven climate services

This publication outlines the Climandes project approach to systematically integrate small-scale farmers in the Andean highlands into the design and delivery of climate services. 

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Smallholder farmers Peru©Enrique Castro-Mendívil / PromPerú

Climandes project

MeteoSwiss and SENAMHI Peru join forces in the Climandes project for climate-smart agriculture to promote food security and poverty reduction.

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