Research and development prevents the future taking us by surprise
Applied research, development and exploitation of new knowledge within DMI's field of activity are preconditions if DMI is to be able to maintain rational production and to fulfil its obligations to the Danish society.
This work is carried out by the three Research Departments, namely The Research Department (Meteorology and remote sensing), the Danish Climate Centre and the Centre for Ocean and Sea Ice. The Research is also carried out in the Technical Department. The work currently encompasses weather and climate models and oceanographic models, which serve as the basis for the daily forecasts issued by the Forecasting Services Department. The R&D areas also include methods for application of satellite data, climate modelling, middle atmosphere and solar-terrestial physics.
Research and Development at DMI is internationally acknowledged, and DMI receives extensive financial support from abroad, especially the EC. Half of all the funding for research and development at DMI derives from external sources, and the international coorperation is important for maintaining and developing DMI's expertise and exploiting Danish and foreign research findings.