Aberdeen office relocates
31 July 2013
The Met Office in Aberdeen has moved into larger premises to deliver an extended range of operational services.
The Met Office in Aberdeen has been a fixture in the Scottish landscape for over 70 years. In that time it has developed a reputation for expertise in providing services for a range of industries including marine, renewables and offshore oil and gas - not only in Scotland but across the world.
The latest move to Lord Cullen House makes it possible to increase our forecast capability and to extend our range of services. The new Met Office forecasting centre for Aberdeen was officially opened in April by Professor Muffy Calder, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland. The opening was attended by members of Scottish Parliament, Members of Parliament and Professor Julia Slingo, Met Office Chief Scientist.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has a dedicated area within the Met Office. Richard Brown, Head of Hydrology for SEPA, said: "The Met Office and SEPA work closely together throughout the year to help minimise the impacts of severe weather and flooding through joint initiatives, such as the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service. This new workspace allows experts from both organisations to continue our partnership working and utilise the data from the increased forecasting capabilities within the new building."