Research and development

SMHI conducts applied research within meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climate.

SMHI's research involves the development of tools and knowledge for many industries and areas of society.

The climate

A great deal of the research conducted by SMHI is climate related. Researchers develop climate models, produce climate scenarios and also participate in impact and adaptation studies.


Mathematical calculation models

Mathematical calculation models are important tools which provide an integrated description of the processes on the ground, in the water and in the atmosphere.

An important aspect is also to develop methods to make better use of observations which form the basis for forecasting and developing scenarios, and to follow the development of the weather.

Extensive cooperation

Activities in the Research Department are based on extensive cooperation with other institutes and research establishments, both in Sweden and internationally.

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