Preparation Service

Preparation service means a National Meteorological Service which has accepted responsibility for the preparation of forecasts and warnings for parts of or an entire designated area (METAREA) in the WMO system for the dissemination of meteorological forecasts and warning to shipping under the GMDSS and for their transfer to the relevant Issuing Service for broadcast.

Source: IMO resolution A.1051(27), IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service ‒ Guidance Document, 20 December 2011, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance 

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