Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services for Bhutan (SHSB)

Research summary

The main goal of this project is to upgrade the Department of Hydro-Met Services, so that the Bhutanese National Weather Service can be strengthened and thus substantially increase its forecast skills, contributing to the positive economic development of the country, help in reduction of poverty and improved handling of natural catastrophes in times of climate change.


• The project includes the following components:
o Result 1: Strategic planning capacity of DHMS strengthened
o Result 2: Enhanced services provided by DHMS
o Result 3: Improved DHMS cooperation and communication with the public, disaster management, media and renewable energy

Research info

Research title
Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services for Bhutan (SHSB)

Research timeline
1.8.2016 - 1.8.2016

capacity building Meteorology


Bhutan, Finland

Finnish Meteorological Institute
Helsinki, Finland

Funding instrument
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S)

Head of research
Jenni Latikka

Department of Hydro-Meteorological Services of Bhutan – DHMS

Contact information
Antti Hyvärinen

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