Task leader for Task 3.3 “Weather Forecast, Seasonal Predictions & Climate Projections”.
SMHI also contributes significantly to several tasks and activities across different WPs.
SMHI is a government agency with some 670 employees under the Swedish Ministry of Environment and Energy.
SMHI runs both governmental services and commercial businesses. SMHI is providing decision support to a broad range of end-users, based on meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climate information. SMHI is responsible for national monitoring and modelling in these fields, data archives and refinement of information for societal needs. On behalf of the government SMHI runs a national knowledge centre for adaptation to climate change.
Customized products and services
SMHI has a long tradition in developing customized products and services, as well as 24/7 production of forecasts with early warnings, and operates the dissemination of flood alerts to other EU member states in the EFAS system for EU Copernicus. It has a strong R&D focus with 110 full time scientists. SMHI is active in many GEOSS, Copernicus and ESA projects. SMHI is representing Sweden in relevant international organizations, e.g. ECMWF, WMO, EUMETSAT and IPCC.
The institute is involved in many national and international projects including those under FP7, H2020 and Copernicus. SMHI hosts the International Project Office for the WCRP Coordinate Regional climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX). The SMHI management system has been certified under the quality standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Grigory Nikulin (leader)