Baltic Hirlam

Baltic HIRLAM cooperation project

Baltic HIRLAM is a cooperation project between seven meteorological institutes around the Baltic Sea: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Helsinki, Russian Hydrometeorological University, Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Department of Environmental Physics at the University of Tartu, Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service, Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Uppsala, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

"The aim of the cooperation is to coordinate research and education in order to develope and apply in the participating institutes a fine scale numerical weather prediction and atmospheric research model. The research and development will lead to an improvement of the quality of weather forecasts, including the forecast of natural disasters and atmospheric pollution events, and to better understanding of the underlying atmospheric processes. Creation of a Baltic academic network will allow a higher level of education in the area of atmospheric modelling in the participating countries." (from the project plan)

Baltic HIRLAM cooperation is closely linked to the International HIRLAM project. During the academic year 2003 - 2004 the Baltic cooperation is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.