Licences available

National meteorological services of ECMWF Member and Co-operating States and their authorised users are granted full access to ECMWF products and services via their computing representative.

All other users can gain access to ECMWF forecast products under one of the following licence agreement types.

Commercial use

You can use the forecast products for your own internal purposes. For the standard and max charge licences, you can also use the products to deliver value added services to end users and broadcasters only.

More details are available in our Guidelines for the interpretation of the Rules and Standard Licence Agreement.

Product Archive data Standard commercial Maximum charge commercial Web standard commercial
Tailored real-time forecast products   Yes Yes  
24/7 real-time data dissemination support   Yes Yes  
Office hours support and access to relevant documentation for real-time schedule change requests   Yes Yes  
Delivery of real-time data by FTP over the internet   Yes Yes  
Up to 100GB of real-time forecast products per day     Yes  
2 months set-up phase with unlimited changes to your schedule of real-time products and 12 changes per year thereafter     Yes  
Manage your own real-time data transmission with ECPDS     Yes  
24/7 direct access to make unlimited customised requests to our meteorological archive (see list of available data in the Archive Catalogue), with office hours support and documentation Yes   Yes  
Access to our charts and online tools (ecCharts) to create your own customised charts     Yes Yes
 

Archive data

Standard commercial

Maximum charge commercial

Web standard commercial

 

Archive licence agreement
Archive licence guidance

Standard licence agreement

Standard licence agreement

Standard licence agreement

 

£50001

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€140,0002
(without High Frequency Products)
€148,0002
(with High Frequency Products)

€6,000

 

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1 ECMWF may elect to wave this fee on a case by case basis.

2 Delivery charges will be added. For Maximum Charge Licence without High Frequency Products, the fee will be €28,000 per year, while for Maximum Charge Licences with High Frequency Products the fee will be €29,600 per year.

Non-commercial use

Non-commercial licences are available to the following for their activities:

  • For the NHMS licences , National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) who are a member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) but are outside the ECMWF Member and Co-operating States. Licensees can use the forecast products to fulfill national governmental obligations related to the protection of life and property, or for Research Projects and Educational Use, provided that any such activity is carried out strictly on a non-commercial basis.
  • For the research and education licence, those involved in research field experiments and verification comparison projects.
  • For the satellite data providers licence, space agencies and other satellite data producers in exchange for satellite observations. Licensees can use the forecast products for satellite data processing only. Contact us.

 

  Archive data Research and education NMHS Full Non-commercial NMHS Standard Non-commercial NMHS Web Non-commercial
Tailored real-time forecast products   Yes Yes Yes  
24/7 real-time data dissemination support   Yes Yes Yes  
Office hours support and access to relevant documentation for real-time schedule change requests   Yes Yes Yes  
Delivery of real-time data by FTP over the internet   Yes Yes Yes  
Up to 100GB of real-time forecast products per day   Yes2 Yes    
2 months set-up phase with unlimited changes to your schedule of real-time products and 12 changes per year thereafter     Yes    
Manage your own real-time data transmission with ECPDS     Yes    
24/7 direct access to make unlimited customised requests to our meteorological archive (see list of available data in the Archive Catalogue), with office hours support and documentation Yes   Yes    
Access to our charts and online tools (ecCharts) to create your own customised charts     Yes Yes Yes
 

Archive data

Research and education

NMHS Full Non-commercial

NMHS Standard Non-commercial

NMHS Web Non-commercial

 

Archive licence agreement
Archive licence guidance

Standard licence agreement

Standard licence agreement

Standard licence agreement

Standard licence agreement

 

£50001

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€42,000
(without High Frequency Products)

€44,400
(with High Frequency Products)

See pricing

€1,000

 

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1 ECMWF may elect to wave this fee on a case by case basis.

2 Handling charges may apply.