MeteoSwiss is the national weather and climate service for Switzerland, whose public service mandate is to monitor weather conditions, and generate forecasts and warnings for operational authorities and the general public regarding dangerous climate developments.
MeteoSwiss provides comprehensive weather services for civil, military and private aviation. As a partner of the Zurich Airport, MeteoSwiss provides important data for air traffic control which is indispensable for
decision-making for Skyguide, the airport and the airlines.
Additionally, MeteoSwiss serves the private sector with specialised weather forecasts covering the meteorological information needs for work, sport and leisure. MeteoSwiss has 350 employees and operates centres in Zurich, Geneva, Payerne and Locarno, maintaining a presence in all three linguistic regions in Switzerland.
In the near future, all weather services and forecasts for the aviation industry will be carried out exclusively from Zurich.
Through the use of modern technology, meteorologists today have significantly more digital meteorological data available to them than 10 years ago. In order to use the diversity of data in a flexible and efficient manner, solutions are needed to visualise the information and make it available to a large number of employees and stakeholders.
During the day-to-day activities of meteorologists, team discussions about weather monitoring, forecasts and warnings are extremely important to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to protect the safety of air traffic and the general public. In this regard, systems must be adapted to modern, dynamic work processes. The highest levels of reliability and system quality are indispensable.