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Summer school at Askö in the Baltic Sea 24-30 August, 2015

OceanographyClimate

PhD students and early career researchers are invited to a summer school on Impact of climate chance on the marine environment with special focus on the role of changing extremes. Application deadline 30 May, 2015.

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Improved support system facilitates the decontamination of oil in seas covered by ice

OceanographyClimate

Researchers at the SMHI are set to improve their forecasts of spill and discharge diffusion that occurs in the Baltic Sea when the sea is ice covered. The work forms part of a project that will facilitate risk management and decontamination in the case of accidents or incidents in the Baltic Sea …

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CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team plans for next steps in regional climate modelling

Climate

The International Project Office for CORDEX, IPOC hosted by SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute was launched in January 2015.  Shortly after, the CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team met to plan future activities that will strengthen regional climate modelling activities across …

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Satellites key to new projects

Atmospheric Remote SensingClimate

Satellite information is used in several different ways within SMHIs research. Two new projects are using satellites to monitor clouds in climate models to improve forecasting models.

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New research shows wood smoke's impact on health

Air Quality

Small-scale wood burning is a significant source of air pollution. However, there is limited knowledge as to the effects that wood burning has on people's health. SMHI has cooperated with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Umeå University to map the situation in and around Umeå.

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Icing forecasts for wind turbines now possible

Meteorology

Wind power producers can now receive mapped forecasts displaying the icing risk for their wind turbines. This is important for assessing the production status for the next 24 hours. The service comes as a result of several years of research on wind power in cold climates.

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Plankton Toolbox – a new tool for working with plankton data

Oceanography

Large data sets on plankton biodiversity and abundance provide many opportunities for research and environmental monitoring, but may be time consuming to work with. As a part of the Swedish LifeWatch project SMHI has developed Plankton Toolbox, an open source stand-alone application which will make …

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Research project has developed tools for future hydrology

Hydrology

During a long-standing project, researchers have developed tools which provide new and improved opportunities to work with future hydrology, climate effects and climate adaptation. It has resulted in new knowledge about how future climate can affect the water surrounding us.

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International Project Office for Regional Climate Modelling at SMHI

Climate

SMHI has been named as the host of a new International Project Office for regional climate modelling. The Office will support the development of climate models and projections of future climate, facilitate cooperation between regions and countries, and promote knowledge exchange and capacity …

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ECDS now part of the World Data System

The International Science Council has approved Environment Climate Data Sweden’s (ECDS) application for membership of the ICSU World Data System (WDS). It is an international network of data centres that promotes universal access to research data.

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