Exploring one of the world's leading climate change research centres
The Met Office Hadley Centre, based at the Met Office's Exeter HQ, provides world-class guidance on the science of climate change and is the primary focus in the UK for climate science.
Our staff make significant contributions to scientific literature and to a variety of climate science reports, including the Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Our climate projections were also the basis for the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change in 2006.
Aims of the Met Office Hadley Centre are to:
Find out more from Professor Stephen Belcher, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, in this video:
Through the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme, the Hadley Centre plays a leading role in the UK's climate research capability, ensuring the country has the information it needs to navigate the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.
Recent work includes an Arctic sea-ice cover assessment, studies of climate change and extreme seasons around the world, new information about the decline of tropical forests and improved methods for projections of European climate.
The programme provides the scientific basis for the UK Government's decision-making on climate change, infrastructure resilience and international climate negotiations.
Last updated: 29 January 2014