The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
The mission of the SMHI is to manage and develop information on weather, water and climate that provides knowledge and advanced decision making data for public services, the private sector and the general public. The SMHI aims to contribute to increased social benefit, safety and a sustainable society. The SMHI is a government agency under the Ministry of the Environment. The SMHI offers products and services that provide various kinds of enterprises and organisations with an important foundation for decision making. General forecasts and weather warnings, industry-specific services, simulations and analyses, statistics, climate studies and contracted research are some examples.
SMHI conducts three different types of operation: government funded operations, assignments from other government agencies and business operations on a commercial basis. Although apparently different on the surface, these operations are all based on the same fundamental aim to contribute to increased social benefit, safety and a sustainable society.