The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the national research and information centre for meteorology, climate, air quality, and seismology. It is an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment with its headquarters in De Bilt. KNMI has a total staff of around 400. Its principle task is to gather information about the atmosphere and the subsurface with the aim of providing advice on dangers and reaching risk reduction. As such, its four research and development (R&D) departments are Weather and Climate Modeling, Observations and Data Technology, Satellite Observations as well as Seismology and Acoustics. These are complemented by the departments of Weather and Climate Services, Observation Operations, Information and Process Management as well as Product and Management Support.
KNMI’s climate activities focus on compiling climate scenarios and conducting research on the upper atmosphere, lower atmosphere (air quality, NO2), climate change (CO2), weather models, the ozone hole and ice sheets and sea level.
KNMI also runs the Climate Explorer, a freely available tool to analyse climate data at a range of different temporal and spatial scales.
KNMI is active in the following ECRA Collaborative Programmes:
1. Arctic Climate Stability and Change
2. High impact events and climate change
3. Changes in the hydrological cycle
4. Sea level change and coastal impacts
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Access to computing resources (cutting edge High Performance Computing Facility (supercomputer), general severs and data archive)
Paramaribo station, a joint initiative with the Meteorological Service of Surinam (MDS)
Climate Explorer (climexp.knmi.nl)