ECMWF has posted the highlights of the recent Workshop on improving the socio-economic impact of NWP data.
The first paragraph is particularly interesting:
“A forecast has no value until it is understood and changes behaviour. The socio-economic value of open data has been measured in studies by the European Commission, but is generally lacking for NWP. There is a need for such studies to take place to support the case for the introduction of open data policies more widely. A Look, Take and Play approach should be adopted. “The use of data goes up by 1000-10000% when open.” “Copernicus environmental data could generate a financial benefit of 30 billion euros and generate 50,000 jobs by 2030.”
Read the full document here.