RIMES in cooperation with ECMWF and working closely with the NMHSs of the member states has developed a dynamic data exchange platform, DataEx.

DataEX enables secure exchange of country specific meteorological data, both archived station dataset with metadata and real-time data, otherwise not available in the WMO network (GTS).

The data sharing mechanism helps ECMWF to further improve forecast verification and validation by assimilation into existing models. As a result, countries have access to high resolution forecast products for operational use.