Canadian Meteorological Centre, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada
Data Center Description
The Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) is within the Atmospheric Environment Prediction directorate. This directorate provides leadership for all prediction activities of the Atmospheric Environment Program and is responsible for numerical weather prediction, national informatics and telecommunications.
The Directorate includes four branches: National Prediction Programs and three others that form the Canadian Meteorological Centre - Informatics, Operations and Development.
CMC provides forecast guidance to national and regional prediction centres. It is made up of three branches:
The Informatics Branch provides centralized computing and telecommunications services to meet the Atmospheric Environment Programs' objectives, support other departmental operations, and assist other approved users. It operates and maintains the supercomputer facility in Dorval and various telecommunications networks.
The Operations Branch is responsible for the operation of the weather, climate and air quality programs at the Canadian Meteorological Centre, and for the national and international Environmental Emergency Response service.
The Development Branch ensures that research findings are transferred into the operations of the Canadian Envrionmental Forecasting Systems, develops systems and products for the Canadian Environmental Forecasting Systems, and advises senior managers on forecasting techniques and related infrastructure.