Paul Maisey

Paul leads the Civil Aviation Research and Development team, conducting research into improving the meteorological information used by the aviation community.

Current activities

Paul's activities include managing and leading the Aviation Applications team, seeking internal and external funding for research proposals and building relationships with key customers and partners within the aviation community. Paul leads the Met Office's scientific contribution to the SESAR project, working with European met partners to deliver a range of Europe-wide met capabilities to improve the safety, efficiency and environmental performance of air traffic management.

Career background

After completing a BSc(Hons) in Physics & Meteorology at the University of Reading, Paul joined the Met Office in 1995, initially working on the development of a site-specific forecasting model for improving the local forecasting of temperature and fog. As the range of site-specific products widened, Paul was instrumental in the development of the database and product generation system, before moving into a related system support role.

In 2007 Paul moved to a role in business integration, building stronger links between science and business teams to ensure that pull-through of scientific research into products and services was successfully meeting customer needs. During this period Paul completed an MBA with the Open University.

Following a spell on secondment to the Corporate Planning team, Paul moved to the Aviation Applications team in 2011, taking over management of the team in 2013. During this period Paul's work has included a range of consultancy activities and research into improving convection forecasting for the WAFC service.

Last updated: 4 April 2014


Paul Maisey

Paul leads the Aviation Research and Development team

Areas of expertise:

  • Relating met conditions to aviation impacts
  • Identifying scientific solutions to meet customer needs
  • Proposing and managing research projects
  • Aviation consultancy
  • Site-specific forecasting
  • System support and development