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Find out more about some of our international activities in our latest news and contributions

December 2014News

Two of our international development projects have been shortlisted in the 'Outstanding International Collaboration' category of the British Expertise International Awards. The two projects are the Southeast Asia Climate Analysis and Modelling Framework, and Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation Into Planning. Find out more about the awards 

December 2014EventOur scientists were at the  20th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru, from 1 to 12 December. Read more about what the Met Office contibuted at COP20
November 2014NewsOne year on from Typhoon Haiyan, we unveiled new scientific capability aimed at preventing future generations from suffering similar devastating effects of tropical storms. Read more in the UK Government's press release
October 2014EventWe attended the Global Local Content Council's NOCs and Governments Summit in London, 29 September - 1 October
October 2014New case study Climate change in El Salvador Case study - Climate change in El Salvador: Developing a multi-hazard approach to support emergency response and planning (PDF, 82 kB)
October 2014EventWe attended the Asia Pacific Climate Adaptation Forum in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, on 1-3 October. Rob Harrison, the Met Office's Regional Head - Southeast Asia, presented on the human dynamics of climate change. Read more about the human dynamics of climate change on our website
October 2014NewsThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies released the World Disasters Report 2014 - Focus on Culture and Risk on 16 October, the Met Office contributed to this report.
August 2014NewsWith changes in extreme weather events across the world, more countries are looking to enhance their resilience and mitigate the risks. In this article, David Grimes, President of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), explains how the WMO are helping countries and organisations prepare for and take action after extreme weather. Read more in our online magazine Barometer: Be prepared
August 2014Event

We had a stand at the World Weather Open Science Conference in Montreal, Canada, 16-21 August. Our scientists also delivered several presentations. Find out more and download the presentations on the WMO website  

July 2014New case study

Mobile Weather Alert service Case study - Mobile Weather Alert service: Saving lives on Lake Victoria (PDF, 302 kB)

July 2014EventWe attended the 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle, in The Hague, Netherlands, 14-17 July. Professor Adam Scaife, the Met Office's Head of Monthly to Decadal Forecasting led a workshop on on modelling, predicting and attributing climate extremes.
July 2014New case study

Water availability in the River Nile Case study - Assessing the impacts of climate change in the River Nile (PDF, 291 kB)

June 2014New case study

Strengthening capacity to respond to climate change in Vietnam Case study - Strengthening capacity to respond to climate change in Vietnam (PDF, 546 kB)

June 2014EventWe attended InterMET Asia in Singapore, 1-4 June. Rob Harrison, the Met Office's Regional Head - Southeast Asia presented on the application of weather and climate information for decision makers
June 2014New case study

Climate change in Maharashtra Case study - Climate change in Maharashtra: a pioneering adaptation strategy (PDF, 501 kB)

May 2014New case study Rwanda Early Warning System Case study - Rwanda Early Warning System: working toward enhanced preparedness (PDF, 80 kB)
May 2014New case study Malawi Situational Assessment Case study - Shire River Basin Management Project: Malawi Situational Assessment (PDF, 59 kB)
April 2014NewsBarometer article: Saving lives by reading the rain
March 2014New case study Climsoft: Climate Data Management System in Rwanda Case study - Climsoft: Climate Data Management System in Rwanda (PDF, 927 kB)
March 2014New case study RCOFs: Helping society prepare for climate impacts Case study - Regional Climate Outlook Forums: Helping society prepare for climate impacts (PDF, 987 kB)
February 2014New case study FFC: A partnership to help manage flood risk Case study - Flood Forecasting Centre: A partnership to manage flood risk (PDF, 657 kB)
January 2014Newsiied article: Kenyan local climate fund's success heralds expansion to 29% of nation
January 2014New case study World Bank/IMC/CaribRM: Insurance instruments for Africa Case study - World Bank/IMC/CaribRM: Insurance instruments for Africa (PDF, 56 kB)

Last updated: 18 December 2014