|Title||Annual Report 2020|
|Series/Collection||ECMWF Annual Report|
|Place of publication||Reading|
The report reviews achievements at ECMWF during a year that will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.
Developments include a wide-ranging forecasting system upgrade which has improved global weather forecasts and substantially improved analyses and forecasts in the stratosphere; a first step in a move towards free and open data; major contributions to Europe’s Copernicus Earth observation programme; progress towards the opening of the new data centre in Italy; and the decision to open additional ECMWF premises in Germany.