In January 1993, the Commission of the European Communities selected the pre-operational work on ALADIN as one of the subjects financed under the so-called PECO action, in a competitive context (1 to 35).
This application form was submitted.
In May 1994, the work of the seven members of the PECO-financed pre-operational team (with the additional contributions of the Ph.D. students and an established team of Météo-France scientists) leads to a successful conclusion. ALADIN becomes quasi-operational on Météo-France’s C98 computer on 31 May 1994. See the Quasi-operational bulletin number 1 and the scientific status of this first quasi-operational version of ALADIN as presented during the second meeting of the LACE steering committee in Bratislava, in June 1994.