Collaborative Forecasting for Aviation in Europe

June 19, 2020

As of June 1, 2020, Croatia Control’s forecasters have been taking part in the European Cross-border Weather Advisory procedure for the EUROCONTROL Network Manager.

Together with operational meteorologists at 11 other national MET providers, the cross-border MET product is made by each provider for its area of responsibility and harmonized with the neighbors to ensure consistent information. The forecast domain used in creating the product has expanded further for 2020 and encompasses some of the busiest routes and sectors in Europe.

The cooperation includes the EUMETNET members, a grouping of European national MET services, who will be producing daily forecasts for EUROCONTROL, providing clear and internationally consistent information regarding the severity and probability of convective weather across the forecast domain.

The procedure’s primary goal aims to increase the EUROCONTROL Network Manager’s and participating ANSPs’ awareness of potentially significant convection that could disrupt the European aviation network within the next 12 to 36 hours. The product is also used by the Zagreb Flow Management Position.