GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PARTNER
SMHI is a public body with some 670 employees under the Swedish Ministry of Environment and Energy, running both governmental services and commercial businesses. SMHI is providing decision support to a broad range of end-users, based on meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climate information. SMHI is responsible for national monitoring and modelling in these fields, data archives and refinement of information for societal needs. On behalf of the government SMHI runs a national knowledge centre for adaptation to climate change. SMHI has a long tradition in developing customized products and services, as well as 24/7 production of forecasts with early warnings, and operates the dissemination of flood alerts to other EU member states in the EFAS system for EU Copernicus. It has a strong R&D focus with 110 full time scientists. SMHI is active in many GEOSS, Copernicus and ESA projects. SMHI is representing Sweden in relevant international organizations, e.g. ECMWF, WMO, EUMETSAT and IPCC. The institute is involved in many national and international projects including those under FP7, H2020 and Copernicus. The SMHI management system has been certified under the quality standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
ROLE IN THIS PROJECT
SMHI will provide weather data for Swedish pilot site based on their operational probability forecasting system. The probabilistic forecasting system will be optimized specifically for heavy rainfall. SMHI will also contribute to flood forecasting in the Swedish case, for comparisons with the local model forecasts, and to climate change impact assessment.