EUMETSAT is committed to support National Meteorological Services in World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Association VI (Europe) countries, which do not belong to the EUMETSAT Cooperating or Member States family. The objective is to support users, mainly the NMHS, to access EUMETSAT data and products and get regular information on EUMETSAT’s current activities and future plans. This is part of EUMETSAT strategy to promote operational access to its data and supports the WMO Regional Association VI (RA-VI) Strategic Plan, which calls in particular for “Improved capitalization on Regional assets ( ECMWF, EUMETSAT, EUMETNET, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Interstate Council on Hydrometeorology (ICH)) by encouraging broader use of outputs”.
In 2009, EUMETSAT initiated the organisation of regular meetings with representatives of the National Meteorological Services of these countries, in order to facilitate the exchange of information and gather feedback from the users of EUMETSAT data and products in these countries:
EUMETSAT has also initiated the Data Access for Western Balkan, Eastern European and Caucasian Countries ( DAWBEE) project in order to support operational access to EUMETSAT data and products in these countries.
June 6, 2013
EUMETSAT and the Azeri Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources’ Hydro-meteorological Department organised an information day for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian countries on 5 June 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
April 5, 2013
On 4 April, EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier led a delegation attending an information day for the Western Balkan countries organised by EUMETSAT and the Meteorological Services of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.