PANDOWAE represents the strongest German contribution to the ten year international research programme of the World Meteorological Organisation THORPEX: a World Weather Research Programme.

By this and the used datasets and tools comes up a strong collaboration with the ECMWF and DWD.

During the first phase strong collaborations have been developed with operational weather services, in particular with the Deutscher Wetterdienst, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Meteo-France and the Naval Research Laboratory.