The Council shall be composed of not more
than two representatives of each Member State, one of whom should be a delegate
of his country's meteorological service. The representatives may be assisted by
advisers during meetings of the Council.
The Council shall elect from among its
members a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman who shall hold office for two years and
may be re-elected not more than once. The Chairman shall conduct the
discussions of the Council and shall not have the capacity of a representative
of a Member State.
The Council shall meet in ordinary session
at least once a year. It may meet in extraordinary session at the request of
either the Chairman or one-third of the Member States. The Council shall meet
at the EUMETSAT Headquarters unless it decides otherwise.
The Council may establish subsidiary bodies
and working groups as it deems necessary for the achievement of the objectives
The Council shall adopt its own rules of