Operational services


Air quality forecast system that produces an open, operational and detailed forecast at 24 and 48 hours for Europe (12x12 km) and the Iberian Peninsula (4x4 km) using a set of models (emissions, meteorological and atmospheric chemistry) coupled and executed in the MareNostrum supercomputer. The forecast is aimed at air pollution managers and citizens interested in the quality of the air we breathe.

RESILIENCE prototype

Pre-operational prototype that provides information on the future variation of the global wind resource. It presents a novel interactive way to spot patterns in seasonal wind prediction data. The prototype follows an interdisciplinary approach to develop climate services for the energy sector, putting special emphasis on effectively communicating probabilistic predictions to decision-makers. It is the result of a co-production process involving the research community and a data visualization team at BSC together with various users from the renewable energy sector.

Seasonal Hurricane Predictions

Online platform that brings together predictions from different centers that specialise in Atlantic hurricane prediction (universities, private entities and government agencies). The platform has the objective to track seasonal hurricane predictions and the evolution of hurricane activity from June to November and make them available to both advanced users and non-specialists. It has been developed by an interdisciplinary team of scientists, graphic designers and visualization specialists in close collaboration with the insurance company XLCatlin.

BSC Dust Daily Forecast

Operational daily dust forecast at 72 hours of the BSC Dust Models for global and regional domains. The BSC Dust Daily Forecast contributes to the SDS-WAS dust forecast model intercomparison and the Barcelona Dust Forecast Center. At the global scale, the model contributes to the International Cooperative for Aerosol Prediction (ICAP) Multi Model Ensemble.

WMO Dust Research Center

The World Meteorological Organization's Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) -Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe Regional Center collects and distributes in-situ and remote-sensing dust relevant observations, daily experimental dust forecasts from several organizations around the globe (that are used to generate a multi-model product), information and training material, and news for the SDS-WAS community.

WMO Dust Operational Center

The Barcelona Dust Forecast Center is the first World Meteorological Organization’s Regional Specialized Meteorological Center focussing its activities on Atmospheric Sand and Dust Forecast. It is jointly managed by the BSC and the Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET). The Center provides daily dust forecast at 72 hours based on our in-house BSC dust model which runs operationally 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Air quality forecast system for Mexico City that provides operational forecasts at high spatial (1x1 km) and temporal (1 hour) resolution for air quality assessment and planning relevant to the Secretary of the Environment of Mexico City (SEDEMA).

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