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European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Acronym ECMWF
Type International / Intergovernmental
Shinfield Park Reading
United Kingdom
Tel +44 118 949 9000
Website http://www.ecmwf.int/
SeaDataNet-EDMO Record ID 2547
Activities The principal objectives of the Centre are:

* the development of numerical methods for medium-range weather forecasting;
* the preparation, on a regular basis, of medium-range weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States;
* scientific and technical research directed at the improvement of these forecasts;
* collection and storage of appropriate meteorological data.

In addition, the Centre:

* makes available a proportion of its computing facilities to its Member States for their research;
* assists in implementing the programmes of the World Meteorological Organisation;
* provides advanced training to the scientific staff of the Member States in the field of numerical weather prediction;
* makes the data in its extensive archives available to outside bodies.

Group(s): JCOMM Created: 2007-03-22 Last Updated: 2013-07-04

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