International development

International

  1. DRR_drought_herothumb Early warning systems and emergency response to severe weather
  2. Rivernile_herothumb Understanding the potential impacts of climate change
  3. African market_heroT Supporting national capability to deliver weather and climate services

International development

Weather and climate experts providing tailored consultancy

Our aim

To work in partnership with UK government, donor agencies, developing country governments, other consultancies, research institutions and National Meteorological Services, to apply the science and operational capabilities of the Met Office to strengthen the capacity of national governments, national met, hydro and climate organisations to deliver sustainable weather and climate services.

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Latest news and contributions

April 2014 - Barometer article: Saving lives by reading the rain

March 2014 - Climsoft: Climate Data Management System in Rwanda Case study - Climsoft: Climate Data Management System in Rwanda (PDF, 927 kB)

March 2014 - RCOFs: Helping society prepare for climate impacts Case study - Regional Climate Outlook Forums: Helping society prepare for climate impacts (PDF, 987 kB)

February 2014 - FFC: A partnership to help manage flood risk Case study - Flood Forecasting Centre: A partnership to manage flood risk (PDF, 657 kB)

January 2014 - iied article: Kenyan local climate fund's success heralds expansion to 29% of nation

January 2014 - World Bank/IMC/CaribRM: Insurance instruments for Africa Case study - World Bank/IMC/CaribRM: Insurance instruments for Africa (PDF, 56 kB)

December 2013 - CIRCE Case study - Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment (PDF, 459 kB)

December 2013 - Assessing National Meteorological & Hydrological Services Case study - Assessing National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (PDF, 356 kB)

November 2013 - Article in The New Economy - Applying weather and climate science

January 2013 - Alternet blog - Climate Conversations - Helping small farmers with seasonal forecasts

November 2012 - Climate Science Research Partnership brochure Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) brochure (PDF, 1 MB)

November 2012 - World Climate Research Programme newsletter

The CLIVAR and GEWEX African Climate Panel, sponsored by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), has launched a Newsletter for the African climate research community to share new research results, funding, training opportunities and events, and to share programmatic news. The first issue is dedicated to short notes from the fellows of the fellowship scheme of the DFID-Met Office Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) for Africa.

October 2012 - How the Met Office (UK) is building capacity and supporting adaptation in some of the world's most vulnerable regions. 

The article is part of the WMO 2012 Climate ExChange book which promotes the benefits of climate services.

October 2012 - Altertnet Climate Conversations Blog - Building the climate capability of the Meteorological Service Singapore

October 2012 - Altertnet Climate Conversations - Urban heat islands

September 2012 - Altertnet Climate Conversations Blog - Saving lives on Lake Victoria

July 2012 -  Altertnet Climate Conversations Blog - The Battle for Water - Assessing the Nile's flow a tricky task for Egypt

April 2012 - Altertnet Climate Conversations Blog - Solutions for a hungry world - Connecting the dots: Understanding climate impacts on food security and hunger

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Last updated: 19 December 2013

Why invest in a weather and climate service?
A short film illustrating the importance of the need for weather and climate information for decision makers and the general public.

Saving lives on Lake Victoria - Mobile Weather Alert service
The Met Office supported a project led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with the Uganda Department of Meteorology and global telecommunications company Ericsson, to set up a Mobile Weather Alert service on Lake Victoria, Africa.