Accessing forecasts

This page details the various ways to obtain access to ECMWF forecast datasets and charts. Depending on who you are, you will be able to access different types of products and services.

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Member and Co-operating States

National meteorological services of ECMWF Member and Co-operating States are granted full access to ECMWF products and services.

To obtain access, contact your computing representative.

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World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) members

Non-ECMWF WMO members can access WMO products, some archive datasets (subject to terms and conditions), and some charts, free-of-charge.

More forecast products and services are available with a non-commercial licence.

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Commercial customers

Commercial organisations can obtain a commercial licence agreement to access ECMWF forecast products and services.

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Researchers

Researchers can obtain a non-commercial license for real-time products to support research field experiments and verification comparison projects.

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Satellite data providers

Satellite data providers in Member States can contact us to obtain real-time and archive products for use in their operational forecast system in exchange for real-time satellite observations.

Public

Members of the public that have a keen interest in meteorology can access WMO Essential products, some archive datasets (subject to terms and conditions), and some charts, free-of-charge.