Aug. 6, 2018

Dr Martin Palkovič becomes Director of Computing at ECMWF

Dr Palkovič, TETRAMAX partner from Brno University, Czech Republic, will succeed Prof. Adrian Wander at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, ECMWF from 1 October 2018.

Dr. Palkoviç is currently the Vice President of Engineering at Codasip Ltd in Brno, Czech Republic, where is he responsible for the management of R&D as well as collaboration with academic communities and national and EU representatives. He has served on several advisory boards and is currently a member of the EU Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies Advisory Group.

Now he will bring this is valuable experience to ECMWF. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states. ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services in the Member States. The Centre also offers a catalogue of forecast data that can be purchased by businesses worldwide and other commercial customers. The supercomputer facility (and associated data archive) at ECMWF is one of the largest of its type in Europe and Member States can use 25% of its capacity for their own purposes.

After Dr Palkovič takes up his new post in Reading, he will continue to contribute remotely to TETRAMAX, at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology.


TETRAMAX is a Horizon 2020 innovation action within the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative in the domain of customized and low-energy computing for Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. As a Digital Innovation Hub, TETRAMAX aims to bring added value to European industry, helping to gain competitive advantage through faster digitization. The project partially builds on experiences with the TETRACOM project during 2013-2016. TETRAMAX was launched in Sep 2017 and runs until Dec 2021.