ECMWF is the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.
We are both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other data for our Member and Co-operating States and the broader community. The Centre has one of the largest supercomputer facilities and meteorological data archives in the world. Other strategic activities include delivering advanced training and assisting the WMO in implementing its programmes.
We are a key player in Copernicus, the Earth Observation component of the European Union’s Space programme, offering quality-assured information on climate change (Copernicus Climate Change Service), atmospheric composition (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service), flooding and fire danger (Copernicus Emergency Management Service), and through the EU's Destination Earth initiative, we are developing prototype digital twins of the Earth.
Resources for the media, including our latest news, science blog, image library and fact sheets.
A vibrant scientific community
ECMWF is advancing numerical weather prediction through global collaboration and by sharing collective achievements.
We partner with many organisations and use expert suppliers from across the globe to assist in our mission.
We produce global numerical weather forecasts for our users worldwide.
We employ about 390 staff from over 30 countries, mostly at the same site in Reading, UK. Find out about our current vacancies and employment conditions and apply online.
Information about our tendering process and open procurement procedures for ECMWF, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service and the Copernicus Climate Change Service.