COST Senior Officials Committee met at ECMWF premises

28 November 2005
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To mark the 30th anniversary of ECMWF, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) held its 163rd meeting at the premises of ECMWF on 23-24 November 2005.

To mark the 30th anniversary of ECMWF, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) held its 163rd meeting at the premises of ECMWF on 23-24 November 2005. The meeting was chaired by Professor Francesco Fedi, President of the CSO. The Director of ECMWF, Dominique Marbouty, gave an academic lecture on the subject "The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in the 21st Century - Result of a COST Action".

Established in 1971, COST is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental network for cooperation in research. One of the early COST Actions evolved to become an independent international organisation with its own headquarters: ECMWF was set up. The Convention came into force on 1 November 1975. At present, the Centre is supported by 26 European States.