EUMETNET = European Meteorological Services Network
is a grouping of 31 European National Meteorological Services that provides a framework to organise co-operative programmes between its Members in the various fields of basic meteorological activities. All Members are National Meteorological (and Hydrological) Services of their respective countries. The current list of Members can be found here and in the map below.
The 2017 brochure can be found here. Activities include:
- Observations Programme.
The integrated Operational Services and Projects have the primary task of delivering observations in the atmosphere and near the earth’s surface, particularly at sea. The Observations Programme has to design and coordinate the evolution of the ground-based EUMETNET composite observing system to be optimised on a European scale with a view to improving general weather forecasting and climate monitoring over Europe without increasing to overall cost, in line with the EUMETNET strategy defined by the Assembly.
- Climate Activities
This programme aims to coordinate climate monitoring, climate data management, data recovery and standardisation of climate observation practices and quality management. EUMETNET also maintains operational services in support of the climate activities, in particular the maintenance of, and accessibility to the European Climate Assessment and Dataset (ECA&D) and PEP725 data set.
This aims at the support of the weather forecasting processes of its members, the national weather offices in Europe. In six separate projects they cooperate to enhance several aspects of the forecasting process: coordination of the NWP consortia, nowcasting and very short range forecasting in which the forecaster plays a central role, issuing weather and hydrological warnings, training the forecaster.
EUMETNET has an important role in helping its members influence changes to the way Meteorological Service Provision to Air Navigation will be organised in the near-future, assist them in adapting to these changes and to ensure that their impact on members is managed.
This currently includes EUMETNET Radiofrequency Management Programme.