The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is a research and service agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Finnish Meteorological Institute is the government agency responsible for gathering and reporting weather data and forecasts in Finland. It is a part of the Ministry of Transport and Communications but it operates semi-autonomously. The Institute is an impartial research and service organisation with expertise covering a wide range of atmospheric science activities other than gathering and reporting weather data and forecasts. The headquarters of the Institute is in Kumpula Campus, Helsinki, Finland. The Finnish Meteorological Institute produces high-quality observational data and research findings on the atmosphere. The institute uses its expertise effectively to provide first-rate services benefiting people and the environment. Besides the weather and safety, the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s major challenges and areas of focus include the impact of the atmosphere on the environment and people, and climate change and adaptation to it. Marine research programme of FMI is based on international co-operation research in ice, wave, sea level, hydrographic and surface drift research. The results are used in developing forecast models and services in the Baltic Sea.