This year brought a locust crisis to Eastern Africa, threatening food supplies in an already troubled time.
Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of hosting Elín Björk Jónasdóttir, meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO).
Part three of the Polarstern diaries has landed - read on to hear all about life as an on-board weather technician in the latest blog instalment!
You might remember our spring article in which we delved into EUMETSAT fellowships and what exactly they are.
Most of us take the accuracy of weather forecasts for granted, not giving too much thought to the science, technology and global cooperation behind the information we receive.