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Relationship between air pollution, health and welfare will now be researched

Are certain groups in society more likely to suffer from disease and premature death due to air pollution in the Nordic countries? If this is the case, what significance does it have for the distribution of welfare in the Nordic countries? New Nordic research collaboration will try to come up with …

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More measurements will improve knowledge of the status of Europe's coastal waters

A new EU project will improve observations of the status of Europe's coastal waters, including algal blooms. Existing observation systems will be linked together and new methods will be developed. SMHI is one of 33 institutes that are collaborate in the project, which will continue for four …

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We are looking for a Director of the Research Department

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute invites applications for the position as Director of the Research department.

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ECDS launching new, navigation-friendly data portal for open access to research data

A new, easier to navigate data portal for open access to research data is now being launched by ECDS. The portal contains Swedish research data from the fields of environment and climate.

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Progress in the development of seasonal hydrological forecasts

Seasonal forecasts can have great potential for many groups that are affected by climatic variations and that could manage such variations to their advantage through better understanding. Progress is being made right now in the development of seasonal hydrological forecasts.

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Sensible planning can result in sustainable growth in and around the Gulf of Bothnia

Sustainable growth can only be achieved if the use of marine areas is planned sensibly, bringing about synergies where different activities benefit each other. This is the key idea behind a new research project to support growth in the maritime sector in and around the Gulf of Bothnia.

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How has water flow been affected by last year’s major forest fire?

Twelve months have now passed since the devastating forest fire in Västmanland County. How far has the fire affected the hydrology of the area? This is currently being investigated by the research department of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) in a project financed by …

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SMHI receives funding for investment in climate services in Africa

SMHI receives SEK 3 million for climate services in Africa. The money will be used to finance a preliminary study aimed at developing climate services and workshops on climate modelling and the effects of climate change. The funding comes from the Swedish Government, with the aim of helping …

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Researchers investigate the needs of information about natural disasters for climate change adaptation

Our knowledge is steadily growing about the climate that we can anticipate and the increased risk of heat waves, cloudbursts, floods and temporary sea level changes in the event of powerful storms. Now researchers shall improve knowledge concerning the information that early climate change adopters …

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Report describes climate simulations for Europe

SMHI's researchers have evaluated the ability of the regional atmospheric model RCA4 to describe the climate in a reliable way. There is now a report that describes the evaluation of the model and SMHI's climate simulations for Europe.

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