Federal Department of Home Affairs – Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
The Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss is by federal mandate the national provider for weather and climate services in Switzerland. In this role, it serves the general public, authorities, research and industry. MeteoSwiss monitors the atmosphere over Switzerland and operates the corresponding networks, it issues weather forecasts, warns the authorities and the general public of dangerous weather conditions and also monitors the Swiss climate. The legal duties include the provision of climate information and climatological services for the benefit of the general public. In early 2014 MeteoSwiss has received the official mandate from the Federal Council to provide national climate change scenarios on a regular basis to serve the climate adaptation strategy.
MeteoSwiss provides generic and tailor-made datasets and services for customers, and conducts research on themes from now-casting to climate prediction. Weather and climate in the Alpine region is one of its core competences. MeteoSwiss hosts the national GCOS office and is the official representative of Switzerland in various international organisations (WMO, ECMWF, EUMETSAT, EUMETNET etc.), founder member of the Swiss Centre for Climate Systems Modelling (C2SM) and has just recently installed the National Centre for Climate Services (NCCS) to coordinate climate services on a national level following the recommendations of the Global Framework of Climate Services (GFCS).