PRIMET Market Research
In 2022 PRIMET commissioned an independent Market Research Project to analyse the differences between the market for meteorological services provided by public national hydro-meteorological services (NHMS) and private weather services in 19 selected European Countries in the years 2010 – 2020.
Each country was categorised by the degree of government monopoly imposed on the local market for weather services. Some counties erect barriers to private sector participation whereas others adopt a more open approach.
‘Open Data’ is becoming more widespread across Europe and the PRIMET Research demonstrates that this provides increased economic benefit for the community as a whole.
Some key findings from the research :
The NHMS job decline 2010-2020 was compensated by increased employment in private sector weather services.
Open markets spend more on weather services per capita.
Open data creates profits and jobs.