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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 Kingdom.


Find out about us

We are an international organisation supported by 34 States. About ECMWF

Find out about our forecasts

We run different types of forecasts at different resolutions. About Forecasts

Find out about our research

We have a wide ranging programme of research. About Research

Find out about our archive

Our archive contains meteorological fields and observations. About Archive

Find out about our computers

Our computing system includes several supercomputers. About Computers

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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 and consultants.

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.

Funding

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).

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