Icelandic Meteorological Office
The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is a public institution under the auspices of the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. The role of the IMO is to contribute to public safety, the safeguarding of property, societal efficiency, sustainable use of natural resources, and to conduct research in fields within its purview.
The IMO monitors the air, the land, and the ocean; evaluates, analyzes, and interprets data; provides services to users; and disseminates relevant information and warnings to the public. IMO responsibilities include the fields of meteorology, hydrology, glaciology, climatology, seismology, and volcanology, and staff are involved in projects relating to natural hazards, such as volcanic ash, extreme weather, and flooding.
The IMO's headquarters is in Reykjavik but other offices are in Ísafjörður and at the international airport in Keflavík. IMO has a staff of 130 people, in addition to about 120 people who work on research-related activities all around Iceland.