ECMWF - Strategy 2006-2015
The vision guiding this strategy is that European citizens will continue to receive the very best meteorological forecasting services at all ranges, particularly regarding severe weather. The superiority already achieved in global and local numerical weather prediction will be maintained and extended to other aspects of the environment. This will guarantee optimal return on the large investment made in observing systems, particularly in meteorological and environmental satellites. Benefits will accrue to all sectors of European economy and society and to the entire Earthobservation community. Achieving this vision at an affordable cost will necessitate enhancing the already good cooperation between the observation providers, the prediction centres and the service providers, which together form the European Meteorological Infrastructure1. Within this infrastructure, ECMWF will play a leading and co-ordinating role for global Numerical Weather Prediction.