Met Éireann has a long association with Aviation in Ireland; indeed it was in 1936 that the Irish Meteorological Service was established to provide accurate weather information for transatlantic aviation.

Met Éireann maintains a presence in a number of airports and aerodromes across the country. Met Éireann is in the process of upgrading its aviation observing systems through a project called the Aviation Modernisation and Automation Project (“AMAP”).

The project will modernise Met Éireann’s aviation surface observation network, and with the exception of Dublin, automate aviation surface observations. This goal is primarily driven by the requirement to provide safe and effective observations which meet all EU and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.