Météo-France is the French national meteorological and climatological service. Its prime mission is to ensure meteorological safety for people and goods. It translates into a weather monitoring map that signals dangerous phenomena, their consequences, and the precautions to protect oneself. Sea forecast and avalanche monitoring complete these measures in Continental France, and a hurricane watch alert system for the Overseas territories.

Météo-France’s main missions consist of:

  • the development and maintenance of surveillance network,
  • the collection and processing of climatological data,
  • the weather forecast,
  • the elaboration of climatic projection,
  • the research in the fields of meteorology and climatology.

Météo-France is at the service of 3 categories of clients:

  • State services (people and goods safety) and Defence,
  • the aeronautic sector,
  • professionals in a variety of economic sectors (energy, local authorities, construction industry…)

Among Météo-France strong points is the ability to cover every aspect, from operational to research, at any scale of time and space. The interaction between engineers and researchers is an important asset.

A reference on a global scale, Météo-France holds an important place among the main organisms of meteorological cooperation: the World Weather Organisation (WWO), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat), and Eumetnet.

Météo-France is currently under the jurisdiction of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition.

HAL portal: https://hal-meteofrance.archives-ouvertes.fr/