SMHI contributes to capacity development of organizations and institutions in developing countries. Our main focus area is the expert knowledge of climate services, water services, and education. We cover the entire value chain from observations and data collection, modelling, data generation and storage, IT infrastructure, to wide scale operations, and development of effective forecasting and early warning services. User dialogue is an important part of our process. We have a unique expertise in Climate Change, with the Rossby Centre, the Knowledge Centre for Climate Adaptation, the mandate to coordinate Sweden's contribution to the IPCC, and the CORDEX International Project Office all under one roof. We also carry out large scale operational hydrology, modeling and hydrological research.