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SMHI builds flood forecasting and alert system in West Africa

Every year, people are surprised by unexpected floods in West Africa. 2018, Nigeria is particularly affected by major flooding which has killed more than 100 people during September. The interest is therefore great for the operational flood forecasting and alert pilot system that SMHI is building …

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CRESCENDO on realizing the Paris Agreement

The CRESCENDO project has released its second policy information sheet entitled "Realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement: Key findings from the climate research community".  

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Cooperation is a must for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change

The consequences of this summer’s weather have included droughts, heatwaves and wildfires, straining the society’s capacity to cope with such perils. Most of the Nordic and Baltic countries have experienced the hottest summer on record, while the number of days with rain in parts of Iceland was …

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A bilateral project between Sweden and Brazil will improve knowledge about heat in cities

In a new bilateral project between Sweden and Brazil, researchers and experts will share knowledge about heat in cities. Contact has been made with the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, where they will map the urban climate in order to see how heat is distributed in the city and find the city’s cool …

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SMHI develops European operational climate service for the water sector

In stiff competition with other major European institutes, SMHI has signed a contract with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) to develop an operational climate service for the water sector in Europe. The development is being conducted within Copernicus, the European …

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