The Consortium for Small-scale Modeling (COSMO) was formed in October 1998. Its general goal is to develop, improve and maintain a non-hydrostatic limited-area atmospheric model, to be used both for operational and for research applications by the members of the consortium. Moreover, within a licence agreement, the COSMO model may be used for operational and research applications by other national (hydro-)meteorological services, universities and research institutes.
Today, the consortium, has as members these national meteorological services (presented in date-of-join order) :
Additionally, these regional and military services within the member states are also participating:
The COSMO-Model is also used by other academic communities, who adapted the model to their needs: