The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF, the
Centre) is an intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 States, based in Reading, west of London, in the United
We provide state-of-the-art weather forecast data and products to our
Member States,as well as managing a supercomputer facility which
provides resources for weather forecasting research and computer
modelling of the global atmosphere and ocean.
We are organised into three departments: Research,
Operations and Administration. We employ approximately 167 full
time staff together with a varying number of visiting scientists
The Council of the Centre consists of representatives
from each Member State. Our Convention came into force in November
1975, and was amended in June 2010.
The budgeted contributions from Member States and Co-operating States for 2013 are £41.4 million. The scale of contribution of each State is according to their Gross National Income (GNI). More details