The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) is more commonly referred to as the German Meteorological Service. They were founded in 1952 as the National Meteorological Service of the Federal Republic of Germany, and are responsible for providing weather and climate information services. They work with international organizations through agreement and law. For example, since 1998, they have been collaborating with the World Meterological Organization (WMO).
The Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) is operated by the DWD, and is under the jurisdiction of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).