Met Office IT expert awarded OBE

Peter Trevelyan

Peter Trevelyan, Expert Information Technology Analyst at the Met Office has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to meteorological science & technology.

Peter Trevelyan has been awarded an OBE for his outstanding contribution in the exploitation of advanced IT techniques for the visualisation and production of weather forecasts. This has enabled the Met Office to take a global lead in delivering accurate and timely weather forecasts to the public, business and government.

Peter Trevelyan said "To receive such an honour has truly been the crown on what has been a very rich and full career. The freedom I have been given to develop and exploit ideas with technology has been a real credit to the Met Office's attitude to innovation and freedom of expression".

In the mid nineteen nineties he worked with forecasters and weather scientists to devise a world leading Meteorological Production system known as Horace, delivering significant commercial success with the system taken up by meteorological agencies in Thailand, United States Air force in Europe, NATO, Belgium, Bermuda, Jersey, Kosovo and Australia.

Dave Underwood, Met Office Deputy Director of Technology & Information Services said: "We are absolutely delighted that Pete's work at the Met Office has been recognised as it draws attention to the world-class contribution he has made to the development of meteorological science and technology."

Since 2005 Peter has gone on to architect and champion the development of the latest generation of advanced weather forecast production system, especially in support of UK military operations, which is also being adopted by the United States Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA).

Peter Trevelyan joins Met Office colleagues Dr Richard Graham, Prof. Julia Slingo OBE and Prof. John Mitchell OBE as Officers of the Order of the British Empire.

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Last updated: 18 June 2012