Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

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Kean Foster (kean.foster[at]smhi.se)
Ilias Pechlivanidis (ilias.pechlivanidis[at]smhi.se)
Jonas Olsson (jonas.olsson[at]smhi.se)

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is an expert agency under the Ministry of the Environment and Energy. Through unique expertise in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology, SMHI contributes towards greater public welfare, increased safety and a sustainable society.

The institute has a long tradition of operational hydrological modelling including forecasts of water discharge, fire hazard, design of dams and dam regulation routines, flood risk, water quality and substance transport and the effects of climate change on hydrology and water quality.

The Hydrology Research unit is engaged in numerous research projects, commissioned work and continuous development of the SMHI work-flow for hydrological forecasts and assessments. The work is often user-driven and performed in collaboration with external partners in Sweden, Europe or other parts of the world. In addition, we produce Open Data from our computational systems and Open Source Codes for hydrological modelling.


HSFS provides seasonal forecasts of the spring flood onset and volume (1-5 months ahead) in support of hydropower reservoir regulation planning.