What is ECMWF?
Convention establishing the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts with protocol on privileges and immunities ECMWF is an intergovernmental organisation established by a Convention that came into force on 1 November 1975.
How many staff does the ECMWF have?
The Centre employs about 350 staff, mostly appointed from across the member states and co-operating states. In 2017, the centres member states accepted an offer from the Italian Government to move ECMWFs data centre to Bologna, Italy. The new site, a former tobacco factory, would be redesigned by the architecture firm gmp .
How can I get access to ECMWF forecast products?
Researchers, WMO members, commercial users and satellite data providers can gain access to ECMWF forecast products under one of our various license agreement types. Education is a key element of our work at ECMWF, enabling our partners to get the most from ECMWFs services and develop an advanced understanding of forecasting.
What is education at ECMWF?
Education is a key element of our work at ECMWF, enabling our partners to get the most from ECMWFs services and develop an advanced understanding of forecasting. ECMWF workshops are open to the worldwide meteorological community, though some training is restricted to member states.
How do I get access to ECMWF forecast datasets and charts?
This page details the various ways to obtain access to ECMWF forecast datasets and charts, depending on who you are. (See also: access to computing facilities.) National meteorological services of ECMWF Member and Co-operating States are granted full access to ECMWF products and services. To obtain access, contact your computing representative.
What does ECMWF do?
We provide global forecasts, climate reanalyses and specific datasets, designed to meet different user requirements. These are available via the web, point-to-point dissemination, data servers and broadcasting. ECMWF’s operational forecasts aim to show how the weather is most likely to evolve.
How do I get access to the ECMWF archive?
National meteorological services ( NMHS) of ECMWF Member and Co-operating States and their authorised users are granted full access to ECMWF products and services, and to list and download everything in the archive, including special datasets, projects and research experiments. To obtain access, contact your computing representative.
How do I get access to the WMO products?
To obtain access, contact your computing representative. WMO members outside the ECMWF Member and Co-operating States can access WMO products, some archive datasets (subject to terms and conditions), and some charts, free-of-charge.