The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the Dutch national weather service. Primary tasks of KNMI are weather forecasting and monitoring of weather, climate, air quality and seismic activity. KNMI is also the national research and information centre for meteorology, climate, air quality, and seismology.
KNMI advises on and warns society to reduce risks in the field of weather, climate and seismology and to limit damage and injuries. With high-quality knowledge and technology plus an extensive observation network, KNMI offers products and services that contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and prosperity of the Netherlands.
As a scientific institute KNMI participates in the international research community and contributes, for example, to the process and reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
KNMI is constantly optimizing its measuring network and refining its weather and climate models, which run on KNMI's supercomputer. These model calculations form the basis of the weather forecasts and climate scenarios that KNMI produces for the Netherlands. KNMI offers unique products that can be used by air traffic controllers, policy advisors and other professionals to take the necessary decisions to guarantee safety and sustainability in the Netherlands, now and in the future. The climate scenarios, for example, show how the climate of the Netherlands evolves in the coming decades for a wide range of atmospheric variables.