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High Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction Project
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Third MoU : 2005 & 2006 & 2008 versions
Article published on 18 November 2008
dernière modification le 21 November 2013

by Patricia
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The third ALADIN Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 21st, 2005 during the 10th ALADIN Assembly in Bratislava. It is valid for at least 5 years after signature .

An amended version was signed during the Extraordinary General Assembly (Brussels, Feb 2006) : it defines more precisely the relationships between governing bodies with a proposed way of circulating information, request and decision between GA, PAC, PM and Directors on one hand, in consistency with HIRLAM and with ECMWF.

A third signing in nearly identical terms, but at 16 Partners, of a new version of the ALADIN MoU3 took place during the 13th General Assembly. The only differences with respect to the 2nd version (2006) are fourfold: number and explicit names of Partners; provision for not extending the duration of the MoU3 at the occasion of its present new signing; footnote added on request of Turkey and following the decision of the Budapest General Assembly two years ago; an updated Table of cumulated manpower participations, allowing inter alii the Turkish contribution during the Acceding Membership phase to appear.

The 3rd MoU defines :

  • the purposes and objectives agreed by the Parties for ALADIN cooperation
  • the condition of membership, the rights and obligations of the members
  • the governance and the management : General Assembly (with its Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson), Program Manager, Policy Advisory Committee, ALADIN Local Teams Managers, Program Team, Committee for Scientific and System/maintenance Issues, System/maintenance and Scientific Coordinators, Support Team
  • the co-operations
  • the resources : manpower and ALADIN Annual Budget
  • the information exchange within the Members and towards users
  • ownership and property rights
  • the conditions for access to and implementation to the ALADIN system
  • ownership, availability and commercialization of ALADIN products
  • ...

Versions :

Downloads Files to download:
  • 3rd MoU : 16 partners version (November 7, 2008)
  • 364.9 kb / PDF
  • 3rd MoU : February 23, 2006
  • 357.3 kb / PDF
  • 3rd MoU : October 21, 2005
  • 130.7 kb / PDF

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