Ocean Forecasting Research scientists
- Dr John Siddorn
John is Head of the Ocean Forecasting Research and Development (OFRD) group and co-chair of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP).
- Alex Arnold
Responsible for maintaining and developing relocatable ocean models.
- Dr François-Xavier Bocquet
François-Xavier investigates the impact of ocean surface waves on the coupled ocean-atmosphere system. He is also involved in space weather research, studying the propagation of coronal mass ejections through the heliosphere.
- Chris Bunney
Chris develops WAVEWATCH and nearshore wave model configurations in support of Met Office operational marine forecast services.
- Dr Juan Manuel Castillo
Juan Manuel is responsible for delivering and supporting high resolution, regional coupled systems
- Dr Joachim Fallmann
Joachim Fallmann is responsible for verification and evaluation activities for the high resolution UK Environmental Prediction regional coupled modelling system.
- Dr Emma Fiedler
Emma works on the OSTIA (Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Ice Analysis) and GMPE (GHRSST Multi-Product Ensemble) systems.
- Dr Simon Good
Simon manages a team that develops the Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) products and works to optimise the use of observations for ocean forecasting.
- Dr Catherine Guiavarc'h
Ocean modelling scientist, developing and validating high-resolution coupled models.
- Dr Chris Harris
Chris leads research into using integrated coupled model systems to improve real-time forecasts globally and for the UK.
- Dr Vanessa Hernaman
Vanessa works on the OSTIA (Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Ice Analysis) and GMPE (GHRSST Multi-Product Ensemble) systems.
- Dr Robert King
Robert works on data assimilation in marine systems.
- Dr Daniel Lea
Developing and maintaining the assimilation part of the FOAM (Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model) operational deep ocean forecasting system.
- Adam Leonard-Williams
Adam is a specialist in providing oceanographic consultancy to the offshore and coastal engineering communities.
- Dr Huw Lewis
Huw manages the work to promote, plan, accelerate and pull through to operation of environmental prediction capabilities.
- Dr Jian-Guo Li
Jian-Guo Li works on ocean surface wave spectral models and is especially interested in transport schemes on unstructured multi-resolution grids.
- Dr Matt Martin
Matt leads the research and development of marine data assimilation systems in the Met Office.
- Niall McConnell
Niall develops tools and methods for assessing the performance of ocean forecasts and assists users looking to exploit ocean forecasts.
- Dr Ray Mahdon
Ray leads in the assessment of the impact of ocean models on acoustic modelling systems and provides support, address requests (mainly TDAs, Tactical Decision Aids suite) and answer scientific requests from Defence customers.
- Dr Chongyuan Mao
Chongyuan works on the OSTIA system and the validation of the OSTIA diurnal analysis
- Dr Clare O'Neill
Clare works on the UK's storm surge forecast model
- Andrew Ryan
Andrew works on the assessment of ocean forecast accuracy and the transition of model improvements into the operational ocean forecast systems.
- Dr Andy Saulter
Andy manages wave modelling and oceanographic consultancy teams that deliver short range forecast and planning services for the marine sector.
- Dr Peter Sykes
Peter leads the shelf seas sediment modelling capability and works on the assessment and transition of operational ocean forecast systems.
- Dr Jennie Waters
Jennie works on data assimilation into ocean models.
- Dr James While
James works on data assimilation in marine systems; of particular interest is data assimilation in shelf sea models and assimilation of diurnal sea surface temperature.
- Kirsten Wilmer-Becker
Kirsten coordinates the GODAE OceanView Program Office and leads the MyOcean Service Desk support group.