National Regional and Global observations and forecasts. Global forecasts for aviation distributed worldwide
Central government – a Trading Fund as part of the Ministry of Defence, national regional and global forecasting, commercial services
Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development:
The Met Office operates as an RSMC of WMO and is a major hub of the WMO private global network – the GTS for over 50 years. The Met Office runs global and regional Numerical Weather Prediction Models and Oceanographic models multiple times per day on supercomputers and receives and delivers huge amounts of spatial data every day. Our receipt is approaching 50GB new data every day and our External Internet service reached capacity recently at 1.5million page impressions per day in recent cold weather. The Met Office hosts the Hadley Centre for Climate Research and our climate archive has a capacity of 2 PetaBytes. The Met Office is active in International and Regional organisations for environmental data and contributes to processes and procedures, data definition, services and technical systems.
United Kingdom National Met Service.
Environmental application domains:
National, Regional and Global observations and forecasts of environmental conditions for almost ALL of the domains listed in the note 17 to this section.