The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway) is the national meteorological service in Norway and provides operational weather forecasts to the public and private sector, represents Norway in international meteorological organizations and forums, and participates in national and international research projects. MET Norway has 438 full-time employees, including 126 researchers. Being a longstanding proponent of free and open data, MET Norway provides free weather forecasts in collaboration with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation through yr.no, one of the world’s most used online weather services.
MET Norway is a leading partner in development of the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM), which has been used to provide simulations for the fifth and sixth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Projects. MET Norway is also a member of the ALADIN-HIRLAM consortium, and uses the consortium’s model system HARMONIE for high-resolution (2.5 km) numerical weather prediction and climate simulations. MET Norway coordinates the contribution from the HARMONIE Climate (HCLIM) model system to the Arctic Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (Arctic CORDEX).