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Regulation (2009:974) With Instruction For The Swedish Meteorological And Hydrological Institute

Original Language Title: Förordning (2009:974) med instruktion för Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut

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section 1 of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

is the managing authority for the meteorological, climatological,

hydrologic and oceanographic issues.

2 § SMHI will develop decision support which contributes to a good

urban and regional planning, to reduce the vulnerability of society

and environmental quality objectives.

3 § SMHI will manage and develop the Swedish

meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic

infrastructure and thereby to seek and convey knowledge

If the country's meteorological, climatological, hydrological and

oceanographic conditions.

4 § SMHI will conduct applied research and development in

meteorology and climatology.

SMHI shall conduct applied research and development in

Hydrology and Oceanography.

5 § SMHI shall in its field of activity, in particular

1. responding to the General meteorological, climatological,

hydrologic and oceanographic service,

2. answer to warning services and actively engage with the relevant


3. produce and transmit meteorological, climate, illogical,

hydrological and oceanographic information for decision-making,

4. produce, assemble and convey information and

knowledge of climate change and adaptation to climate change,

5. be prepared and to assist the relevant authorities in the

serious disturbances in society,

6. increase the social benefits of its activities by conducting

Commission activities vis-à-vis other authorities and by

do business,

7. collaborate with Swedish authorities and with foreign

organizations within and outside the European Union, and

8. consult with the armed forces in matters of general military

importance. Regulation (2013:1045).

6 § SMHI represents Sweden in the World Meteorological

Organization (World Meteorological Organization, WMO), it

European weather satellite cooperation (The European Organization

for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, EUMETSAT)

and the European Centre for medium-term forecasts (The

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, ECMWF).

6 a of SMHI shall be the national focal point for the United Nations

intergovernmental panel on climate change (Intergovernmental

Panel on Climate Change, IPCC). Regulation (2013:1045).

7 § SMHI may perform the service exports which is directly linked to the

the Agency's field of action and that is within the scope of

the mission set out in this instruction, another

Regulation or a decision taken by the Government.

The total income from service exports may correspond to

no more than 15 percent of the Authority's total

management costs. Regulation (2013:1045).


8 § SMHI is led by a head of Government.

Advisory Council

§ 9 At SMHI, there shall be an Advisory Council with a maximum of ten


Appointment as head of Government

section 10 the Director General is the head of Government.

Staff matters

11 § At SMHI, there shall be a staff disciplinary board.

12 § SMHI shall apply the staff representatives Ordinance



13 § SMHI shall charge fees for the external relations and

business activities of the authority and shall draw


SMHI decides on fees in the case.

The fees shall be set at a level which covers the Agency's

the cost of providing the product or service and

contribute to the Authority's costs for construction,

Update and development of systems, databases, and

information. Regulation (2013:1045).

Exemptions from government regulation

14 § SMHI is not covered by the provisions on the

case list in section 29 of the Government agencies Ordinance (2007:515).