MET Norway has the national responsibility for producing and disseminating forecasts for the ocean and the atmosphere, and run ocean circulation, surface wave, sea ice and atmospheric models operationally. MET Norway also develops and maintains contingency models for decision-making support, e.g. for search-and-rescue operations and oil spill mitigation. In addition, the institute maintains large data archives and plays a key role in the processing and dissemination of geophysical observations from satellite and land based instrument platforms. Research and development at MET Norway covers all physical aspects of the earth system, and the institute collaborates closely with other research institutes and universities in Norway and abroad on a wide variety of topics such as ecosystem modeling, transport of pollutants and climate change mitigation.