Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

11/16/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/16/2021 08:04

Berit Arheimer is appointed SMHI's Professor of Hydrology

The position of professor of hydrology at SMHI contains research and supervision of research. The work also includes scientific direction and development of the research environment at SMHI.

The main scientific focus for the professorship will be development of knowledge and tools for water management, together with hydrological processes and modelling.

"Berit Arheimer has made significant contributions to develop both national and international hydrology during her years at SMHI. As SMHI's professor of hydrology, she will be able to focus even more on strengthening and developing the SMHI role as a relevant research actor at a high, international level," says Helén Andersson, Head of SMHI's Research Department.

Berit Arheimer also has a great interest in research communication, outreach and the use of research results in society, not least in international, capacity-building contexts.

Prior to 2017, SMHI's directive was changed so that the authority is now able to employ one professor for each subject area; meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology. The professorship in climatology is held by Erik Kjellström. Berit Arheimer takes up the position of SMHI's Professor of Hydrology December 1, 2021.

SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is an expert authority with a global outlook and a vital mission to forecast changes in weather, water and climate. With a scientific foundation, we use knowledge, research and services to contribute to a more sustainable society. The SMHI Research Department consists of about 120 employees, mainly focused on applied research, method and model development.