Managing key relationships
ECOMET takes a central position in managing relationships with the key actors in the meteorological community of Europe.
The ECOMET Chief Executive maintains relations with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the Grouping of European Meteorological Services (EUMETNET), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).
The Chief Executive is also responsible for representing the interests of the Members with key departments of the European Commission.
Maintenance of the ECOMET catalogue
The ECOMET Secretariat works in close cooperation with the ECOMET Members to maintain the ECOMET catalogue. Members are responsible for keeping the information on the catalogue and prices up to date; while the ECOMET Secretariat is responsible for the maintenance of the tables in the catalogue and for the communication of changes to third parties and other Members.
Advice on data policy
The ECOMET Secretariat, in cooperation with the ECOMET working group, provides advice on advice on data policy and licensing to its Members.
ECOMET also provides advive to eig EUMETNET on data policy for its Programmes.
Expansion of the ECOMET Membership
The ECOMET Secretariat continuously works to expand the Membership of ECOMET to include all NMSs in Europe, with Europe being defined as the countries/NM(H)Ss that are full Members of one or more of EUMETNET, ECMWF and/or EUMETSAT, plus the countries/NM(H)Ss that are not yet full Members but have the status of co-operating states of ECMWF or EUMETSAT.