ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its 34 Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services of its Member States. ECMWF offers a catalogue of forecast data that can be purchased by businesses worldwide and other types of users.
ECMWF collaborates with the meteorological community at large, including the WMO, space agencies and academia. We have formal co-operation agreements with a number of international organisations and maintain strong scientific and technical co-operation with centres and scientists throughout the world, including CMA, JMA, NOAA, NCAR, INPE.