European Co-operation

Finland is an active Member in several European organisations

ECMWF, the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states. The organisation was established in 1975. Finland has been a member of ECMWF since its formation in 1975.

ECMWF produces global numerical weather models for the provision of medium range, monthly and seasonal forecasts by the Member and Co-operating States and the broader community. The Centre has one of the largest supercomputer facilities and meteorological data archives in the world. It carries out scientific and technical research, directed at the development of numerical models and data-assimilation system and provides Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring and Climate Change services on behalf of the EC

The decision-making body of the ECMWF is Council, which is composed of delegates from the Member States and meets twice a year. The Director General of FMI is a Member of the Council and Finland is also represented in all the Advisory Groups.

EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

The membership in the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) allows us the real time receiving of weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products– 24 hours a day. It also gives us the possibility to participate in its several research programmes. The FMI is hosting the Ozone research programme.

EUMETSAT is an international organisation and was founded in 1986. Finland has been a member since the beginning. The decision-making body of the Organization is the Council, which is composed of delegates from the Member States and meets twice a year. The Director General of FMI is a Member of the Council and Finland is also represented in all the Advisory Groups

EUMETNET

GIE/EIG EUMETNET is a network grouping of 31 European National Meteorological Services. EUMETNET provides a framework to organise co-operative programmes between the Members in the various fields of basic meteorological activities such as observing systems, data processing, basic forecasting products, research and development, training. Through EUMETNET Programmes, the Members intend to develop their collective capability to serve environment management and climate monitoring and to bring to all European users the best available quality of meteorological information. They will use EUMETNET to more efficiently manage their collective resources and gain the critical mass.

FMI has been a Member of EUMETNET since the beginning in 1996.

ECOMET

ECOMET is an Economic Interest Grouping between the Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Europe and its 28 Members in all Europe, envisages the widest availability of basic meteorological data for re-use applications. The ECOMET website gives you full information of available data and products and license conditions. The ECOMET catalogue lists all available meteorological information per service free of charge. Data and products against tariff are listed in a separate price list of the ECOMET Members.

COST

COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. COST contributes to reducing the fragmentation in European research investments and opening the European Research Area to cooperation worldwide.

The goal of COST is to ensure that Europe holds a strong position in the field of scientific and technical research for peaceful purposes, by increasing European cooperation and interaction in this field. This research initiative makes it possible for the various national facilities, institutes, universities and private industry to work jointly on a wide range of Research and Development (R&D) activities.

COST – together with EUREKA and the EU framework programmes – is one of the three pillars of joint European research initiatives. These three complementary structures have differing areas of research.