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OpenIFS provides research institutions with an easy-to-use version of the ECMWF IFS (Integrated Forecasting System). OpenIFS provides the forecast capability of IFS (no data assimilation), supporting software and documentation. OpenIFS has a support team at ECMWF for technical assistance but limited resources for detailed scientific assistance.


  • Release and support the OpenIFS model to external users for research and teaching.
  • Increase the number of external academic users of IFS through OpenIFS.
  • Increase the number of collaborations between ECMWF and academic institutions.
  • Improve IFS through external research collaborations.

Further Information

OpenIFS is free but requires a license from ECMWF.

For more information, please visit the OpenIFS user pages or email

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