The Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Articles written in collaboration with The Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Species on the move

The northwards migration of fish species due to climate change is four times as fast as the United Nations climate panel has estimated. The omnivorous cod is a climate champion and outcompetes arctic species.

Last changed: 23. February 2018

Sharing data from unique science survey

Some 100 scientists and technicians involved with a collaborative research expedition on the RV Lance in 2015 are now working on their findings at Norwegian and foreign institutes.

Last changed: 26. August 2016

Better-informed fishing

Norway’s fishermen can now get official information directly on their chart plotter with the FishInfo service. Launched by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) and BarentsWatch, this aims to provide the right data at the right time in the right channel.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Enhancing wave alerts

Warnings of cross seas have been added by BarentsWatch to its wave forecasting service, making travel by sea off Norway even more secure.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Special forecasts for waves

Wave forecasts for particularly vulnerable areas help us to decide whether it is safe to be at sea.

Last changed: 11. July 2014

Polar lows explained

Chart layers from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway) are being provided by BarentsWatch to show the probability of a Polar low hitting an area within the next 42 hours.

Last changed: 11. July 2014

National Ports Directory

Detailed information about ports and harbor facilities along the norwegian coastline. An overview for people on the sea and the shipping companies.

Last changed: 03. July 2014

Oceanography

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Institute of Marine Research monitors and researches water levels, currents, sea ice, ocean temperature and salinity in ocean areas important to Norway.

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Trajectory Models

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has developed sophisticated models that calculate trajectories for everything from oil spills and fishing boats to man overboard.  Forecasts can be issued at any time of day, every day, all year.

Last changed: 19. March 2013

Ice Map and information about change of sea ice

Increased activity in the Arctic, often near the ice edge or on the ice, combined with a trend for thinner ice, requires detailed mapping of sea ice for safe transportation in northern areas.

Last changed: 19. March 2013