- Biology & Life Sciences
- Data Analytics
- Digital Technology
- Public Sector
- Climate Research
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Location in The Netherlands:
- De Bilt
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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.
Our unique task is the gathering of information about the atmosphere and the subsurface and the translation of that information to risks to the community. We strive to make our high-quality knowledge and information in the area of weather, climate, and seismology operationally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, we continuously extend and deepen this knowledge in co-operation with research institutes, universities and businesses.
The climate is changing rapidly. This makes the weather more extreme. That is why KNMI will be building an Early Warning Center (EWC) in the coming years, a so-called national warning advice centre.
The KNMI advises and warns society to reduce risks in the field of weather, climate and seismology and to limit damage and injury. That is our legal duty. In order to respond to the changing weather and social demand, the KNMI will issue earlier and more precise warnings. The emphasis at the EWC is on cooperation, both at national and international level, with market parties, knowledge institutions and fellow governments.
Aimed at 24/7 monitoring with rapid response to cross-domain events with new products and services. With the EWC, KNMI wants to make a greater contribution to the safety and prosperity of the Netherlands and beyond. More data and technology is needed to realize the EWC.