Cooperation - national and international

Weather, water and climate cross all boundaries, and therefore SMHI cooperates with many Swedish and international organisations, both in daily production and in development and research.

In Sweden, we cooperate with government agencies, county councils and other organisations. Collaboration covers everything from safety issues to environmental monitoring and climate change adaptation. Partners include, for example, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, universities and the MSB (the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency).

Nordic collaboration 

For the daily weather forecasts, we collaborate with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute in the development and operation of our high-resolution forecasting model. The Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Transport Administration are also important in this collaboration, namely through supplying us with observational data. SMHI collaborates with the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) on meteorological services for aviation in the Danish-Swedish airspace.

Sweden's representative internationally

International cooperation around issues relating to meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climate is becoming increasingly important. A development which is being driven by the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU).

SMHI has been designated by the Government to represent Sweden in the following fora:

SMHI is also the Swedish national focal point for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Research collaborations

SMHI’s research is mainly externally funded. Researchers collaborate in Swedish research projects, EU projects and other international projects. 

SMHI researchers are active in the ACCORD consortium for development of a high-resolution, convection-scale weather prediction model. 

ACCORD - a consortium for the development of a regional weather forecast model

SMHI is one of the organisations that contribute to the development of the European Commission's initiative Destination Earth, and the development of the digital twin for the earth. 

Destination Earth – development of a digital twin of the Earth

Figure 2. Examples of collaborative research activities
Examples of collaborative research activities and end-user interactions in Mali, Niger and Sweden.