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Iceland has acquired full voting rights at the ECMWF Council.

Iceland acquires full voting rights at ECMWF

21.6.2011

Earlier this year an agreement was signed, stating that Iceland was to become ECMWF‘s nineteenth member state. This marked a new chapter in the long relationship between ECMWF and Iceland, which had been a co-operating State since 1980.

As a Member State, Iceland acquired full voting rights at the ECMWF Council, starting at the 75th Council session on 16 and 17 June 2011. Also, a portion of the Centre's computer and archive resources will be allocated to Iceland for its own use.

To mark the event, Árni Snorrason, Director-General of IMO, raised the Icelandic flag in front of the headquarters in Reading. Watching: Alan Thorpe, new Director-General of ECMWF, Dominique Marbouty, former Director-General of ECMWF, and Francois Jacq, President of ECMWF.




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