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Road Weather Forecast Performance, Winter 2017-2018

We have measured our forecast quality, taking a strict user perspective. We apply scores which are scientifically sound and still intuitively understandable. We inspect weather situations where road services are most vulnerable. Still we accept the limitations of road weather observations for verification purposes. Following the suggestion of the Institution of Civil Engineers we compare the forecasted road frost against the actual observed.

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Efficient de-icing at Schiphol limits flight delays

The de-icing process at airports requires time and manpower and significantly impacts the airport’s departure capacity. Knowledge Development Centre Schiphol (KDC Schiphol) – a partnership between various governmental organisations and KLM – has requested MeteoGroup to develop a model to help them better predict when ice can be expected to form on the wings of an aircraft.

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Vliegen zonder vertraging: de-icing op Schiphol

De 'de-icing' van vliegtuigen kost tijd en mankracht en heeft grote invloed op de vertrekcapaciteit van de luchthaven. MeteoGroup is door het Knowledge Development Centre Schiphol (KDC Schiphol)- een samenwerking tussen verschillende (overheids)organisaties en KLM - gevraagd om een model te ontwikkelen om de ijsvorming op vliegtuigvleugels beter te kunnen voorspellen.

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MeteoGroup introduces new version of leading shipping weather routing solution, SPOS9

MeteoGroup, the global weather authority, introduces a new version of its market leading weather routing solution SPOS (Ship Performance Optimization System). The new version, SPOS9, enables captains to safely navigate the globe with minimal fuel consumption and emissions, by calculating and recalculating optimum routes and anticipating oncoming weather and sea conditions. With SPOS9 its easier than ever for captains and ship owners to save fuel and time and increase ship safety.

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Meteorologische ondersteuning van zomerfestivals essentieel

Sinds het drama van Pukkelpop in 2011, waar hevig noodweer aan vijf mensen het leven kostte, is ‘weerbewaking’ op festivals en evenementen een belangrijk item. Maar wat houdt dit in? En hoe houd je de risico’s voor je festival onder controle?

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Provincie Limburg goed voorbereid op Russische Beer

De winter zit er weer op. Veel mensen zijn blij. Toch zijn er ook mensen die dat best jammer vinden. Gladheidsbestrijders Frits van de Weijer en Ard Swinkels, van de Provincie Limburg geven in het magazine van de provincie, Limburg.org juist aan blij te worden van Russische beren die ons land komen teisteren. Zij waren goed voorbereid en konden daarom die beer wel aan! 

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Provincie Limburg niet bang voor Russische Beer

De winter zit er weer op. Veel mensen blij. Toch zijn er ook mensen die dat best jammer vinden. Gladheidsbestrijders Frits van de Weijer en Ard Swinkels, van de Provincie Limburg geven in het magazine van de provincie, Limburg.org juist aan blij te worden van Russische beren die ons land komen teisteren. Zij waren goed voorbereid en konden daarom die beer wel aan! 

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Now on Forbes.com: interview with MeteoGroup CEO Donat Retif

'Precision Weather Forecasts Instrumental In Energy Industry's Efficiency Drive'

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Weather routing makes shipping cheaper and safer

The Dutch MeteoGroup assists ship owners and charterers on every aspect of worldwide weather. This ranges from software for the captain to make his own weather forecasts following exhaustive broad advice about the best routes to take. Eighteen former officers make sure the weather bulletins and advice match what actually happens on board.

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SIRWEC Conference 2018: Road Meteorology at its best

This year the 19th International Road Weather Conference SIRWEC 2018 takes place in Slovakia, on 29/05-01/06/2018. It’s a major four day event about meteorology, special forecasts, application tools and equipment for road network maintenance. MeteoGroup has submitted an abstract to present at the conference.

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MeteoGroup supports winter road management in Dutch municipalities

To make it possible to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a number of municipal services, the municipalities of Ede, Renkum, Veenendaal and Wageningen have created one joint service provider: ACV. One of ACV's main responsibilities is winter road management.

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Weather Routing – Reducing Emissions by Better Planning

​Seamen must be the first group of people who had an extensive knowledge of the weather. They recognised cloud formations and variations in wind speed that indicated the weather change. At sea, this knowledge could mean the difference between life and death.

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