Gilbert Brunet is in a secondment at the Met Office as the Deputy Director of Weather Science, responsible for the Met Office's numerical models and their application in operational forecasting and consultancy.
The policy debates involving weather and climate issues are intense, driving strong demand for better weather, climate and Earth-system prediction. The improvement of numerical prediction is owed to the advances in numerical methods, physical parameterizations (cloud, mountain, etc.), data assimilation and high performance computer systems. He has developed nationally and internationally in the last two decades a strategic vision of the way forward for the multidisciplinary science of prediction.
Gilbert Brunet obtained his PhD in meteorology at McGill University (1989). He has been recognised as an expert in dynamical meteorology since his post-doctoral work at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (Cambridge University, UK, 1989-91) and Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1991-93). He became the head of the Meteorological Research Division (MRD) of Environment Canada in 2006. MRD is a world-class R&D organization with approximately 125 employees. MRD's main R&D program objective is to improve knowledge and information on weather and environmental condition that influence decision-making from minutes to seasons for the benefit of Canadian industry, economy, transport, population and government. He is presently in a two-year secondment as Deputy Director of Weather Science at the Met Office.
Last updated: 7 January 2014