European Convection Forecast 1.0


Convection forecast product using a multimodel approach and delivered as a WFS (GeoJSON) SWIM webservice

Thunderstorms are a major cause of disruption of Air Traffic Management network. Convection forecast is designed to support Flight Management operations and Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management process.

The multimodel algorithm integrates different parameters coming from different weather models (DWD, MétéoFrance,  NOAA) that can indicate the probability of thunderstorms.

A weighting is applied to each parameter and model then the whole is assimilated to provide a homogeneous output including a confidence index parameter.


Convection forecast characteristics are:

- +24H forecast by 1 hour step

- 10km geographical resolution over Europe

- Refresh every time a model is updated (average of 9 updates/day)

- Delivery as convective cells with a severity level and a confidence index.

- Ensured quality of service through Service Level Agreement


This innovative product has been tested and validated during summer 2020 in the context of SESAR ENGAGE project MET ENHANCED ATFCM.


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MetSafe proposes an access to global meteorological webservices for the aviation community through its cloud-based services platform. 

Access to data service delivers on a global scale regulated meteorological products, real time adverse weather service (radar, satellite) and numerical weather prediction products.

State of the atmosphere services (wind sand, SO2…) are also proposed based on COPERNICUS data.

Information is delivered through a SWIM yellow profile compliant API with ATM-grade quality of service.

MetSafe platform is powered by multiple meteorological sources. A partnership with MétéoFrance and Météorage ensures access to the latest state of art meteorological products.

Beyond provision of access to data, MetSafe provides tailored expert services such as extraction of meteorological information around the 4D trajectory or weather impact prediction for ATFCM.

Our meteorological webservices are used operationally to support various applications: Air Traffic Control Working position, Electronic flight Bag, fuel optimisation for airline.

MetSafe is based in ENAC Incubator, Toulouse. 

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