Eumetnet & EU

Eumetnet & EU



On behalf of its members, EIG EUMETNET maintains and develops close links with the EU Institutions, mainly the European Commission and its Agencies. This contributes to an increased awareness of the existing capabilities of the European Meteorological infrastructure (EMI) among the EU Institutions and reinforces EUMETNET’s role as a unique gateway to the community of European National Meteorological Services.

The core activities of EIG EUMETNET, performed through our cooperative programmes, are highly relevant to a large number of EU policies.

We therefore believe that EIG EUMETNET can significantly contribute to the successful implementation of these EU policies in various domains such as mobility and transport, agriculture, environment, climate action, energy, health, … and to the EU action in the field of external relations (development, enlargement, humanitarian aid,…).

The first concrete examples of this collaboration are taking shape in the framework of Copernicus and SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research).

Within Copernicus, the meteorological products and infrastructures are critical to the succes of some of the planned core services (atmospheric monitoring, marine environment and climate change).

Aviation is an important European issue for EUMETNET members. AVIMET is the specific working group that addresses issues of common interest within the aeronautical meteorological (MET) domain. In addition, EUMETNET members fund common resources for Aviation Support in transitioning to the Single European Sky as well as in contributing to SESAR projects.

In particular the achievement of SESAR’s objectives in terms of improvement of the European air traffic management system relies on the important contribution of the meteorological community.

The ambition of EIG EUMETNET is to increase the number of mutually beneficial partnerships with EU Institutions in the various fields identified above.

3rd party projects



Although most of EUMETNET’s activity is carried out within its internally funded programmes or networking frameworks, it is sometimes important for our community to participate in 3rd party activities when they are considered beneficial to the Members.

EUMETNET as a legal entity can therefore submit proposals for various EU-funded projects under H2020, SESAR, Copernicus or other frameworks.

Depending on various criteria, Members will consider the complexity and the specifics of the project and decide whether EUMETNET will be bidding as a partner or leading a consortium to respond to some well-focused tenders or just participating in various advisory bodies.


  • "It is important for our community to participate in 3rd party activities when they are considered beneficial to Members"

The Aviation pages of this website give some details on EUMETNET’s involvement in various SESAR R&D and deployment projects.

The Copernicus pages of the website give some insight on our involvement in this flagship programme of the EU.

Some other projects where EUMETNET is participating directly or indirectly are:

Aristotle project funded by DG-ECHO

H2020 AtlantOS project

H2020 – Anywhere project


European Affairs



The purpose of the Joint Liaison Office is to represent the combined interests of EUMETNET, WMO, ECMWF and EUMETSAT (“Parties”) to the European Union (EU), European Commission (EC) and other European institutions.


  • Timely availability of information and analyses on EU initiatives, plans, programmes and decisions to Parties, their members and relevant bodies;
  • Awareness of EU bodies on the responsabilities of EUMETNET/EUMETSAT/ECMWF/WMO and of the relevant capabilities of the European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI) to the implementation of EU policies and programmes such as Copernicus, in accordance with directives from the EUMETNET Assembly;
  • "representing our interests to the European Union (EU), European Commission (EC) and other European institutions"

Project Manager

The Office Chief is Mr. Christophe Jacob