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

The cooperation between countries and continents in terms of meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climate is being increasingly deepened, a development which is being driven forward by the UN and the EU.

SMHI represents Sweden in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

SMHI is also the 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.

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