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CORDEX International Conference for Regional Climate – call for abstracts


International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2016 will take place in Stockholm  17-20 May 2016. Deadline for abstracts is 30 november 2015, 17:00 CET.

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Need for climate change adaptation in the Indian-Himalayan region to secure water supplies


The capacity of the water storages will be affected due to climate change, impacting the hydrologic regime in low land areas. The Indian-Himalayan areas need to adapt to climate change securing sustainable development and combatting poverty.

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

Air Quality

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

Rossby CentreClimate

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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