Access to forecasts

This page details the various ways to obtain access to ECMWF forecast datasets and charts, depending on who you are. (See also: access to computing facilities.)

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Member and Co-operating States

National meteorological services of ECMWF Member and Co-operating States are granted full access to ECMWF products and services.

To obtain access, contact your computing representative.

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WMO members

WMO members outside the ECMWF Member and Co-operating States can access WMO products, some archive datasets (subject to terms and conditions), and some charts, free-of-charge.

More products and services are available with a licence for non-commercial use.

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Researchers

Researchers can obtain a licence for non-commercial use of real-time products to support research field experiments and verification comparison projects.

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Satellite data providers

Satellite data providers in Member States can contact us to obtain real-time and archive products for use in their operational forecast system in exchange for real-time satellite observations.

Public

Members of the public that have a keen interest in meteorology can access WMO Essential products, some archive datasets (subject to terms and conditions), and some charts, free-of-charge.