Appointment of new Science Fellows
January 2016 - We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Science Fellows, representing a broad range of expertise across the Science team. These Fellows have been appointed on the basis of their scientific and technical achievements which have contributed significantly to delivering Met Office objectives, and are recognised nationally and internationally as world-class.
Their appointments allow those staff to continue to focus on their area of expertise, to play an important role in fostering innovation and to work with the Chief Scientist to develop and deliver the Met Office Science Strategy. A Science Fellow is equivalent to a Professorship and many of our Fellows already hold a Visiting Professor position at leading UK universities.
The new Science Fellows and their areas of expertise are:
- Dr Helene Hewitt: ocean and sea ice modelling
- Dr Matt Martin: marine data assimilation
- Dr Roger Saunders: satellite applications
Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist, said "The appointment of these fellows highlights the high calibre of scientific expertise which our staff provide to the Met Office and wider weather and climate science community, and I hope that you'll join me in congratulating them on this recognition of their contribution to the Met Office. Their expertise and leadership is vital in supporting the Met Office's aim of being the global partner of choice, and the skills and knowledge of our staff provide the foundation for our world-leading position in weather and climate science and services."