SMHI is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Environment. SMHI offers products and services that provide organisations with important environmental information in support of decision-making. SMHI is the government organization responsible for national meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic forecasting and the production of regional climate change projections. The main fields of research at SMHI include weather and climate modelling, data assimilation, hydrology, oceanography and air quality. Climate research is a cross-departmental activity, with all six research sections at SMHI contributing to the development and communication of regional climate projections, impact assessments and communication with stakeholders, regional authorities and major utilities.