Working in partnership for sustainable development

We are a trusted and long-term partner of the UK Government, donor agencies, developing country governments, other consultancies, research institutions, non-governmental organisations and national meteorological services worldwide.

Our weather and climate services for international development are underpinned by sound science; they are people-centred and tailored to local needs; and are sustainable solutions that support sustainable development.

In Kenya, for example, we are working closely with the Kenya Meteorological Service and other consortium partners on a DFID funded project. We are improving weather services for three million people in the country and providing climate information to support climate change adaptation. Find out more on the ADA consortium website.

Collaborating to advance weather and climate science

We collaborate with intergovernmental organisations, such as the World Meteorological Organization, which co-ordinates work on weather and climate. We share resources for research, education and training.

Since 1988, our scientists have contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which reports on the impacts of climate change. As part of our contribution we have compiled scientifically robust and objective information on the physical impacts of climate change and carried out further detailed analyses for more than 20 countries.

Our work with African stakeholders in the Climate Science Research Partnership aims to further scientific understanding of the African climate.

Why choose the Met Office?

As an international organisation, we are exposed to many challenges, and have a reputation of meeting and exceeding expectations.

Our strong track record includes:

  • being a global centre of excellence in weather and climate science with experience of working in over 65 countries;
  • having a pool of internationally experienced specialist staff;
  • being a world-leading provider of weather and climate training, and offering World Meteorological Organization accredited training;
  • having a thorough understanding of how weather and climate are linked to sustainable development goals;
  • having supercomputing capacity for sophisticated weather and climate modelling;
  • having developed one of the most accurate regional meteorological models in the world, now adopted by Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Norway and South Africa.
Find out more about our partnership projects in the case studies below:

Water availability in the River Nile Water availability in the River Nile (PDF, 291 kB)

FFC: A partnership to help manage flood risk FFC: A partnership to help manage flood risk (PDF, 657 kB)

Capacity development through education and training Capacity development through education and training (PDF, 133 kB)

Climate modelling in Bangladesh Climate modelling in Bangladesh (PDF, 1 MB)

Climate Science Research Partnership Climate Science Research Partnership (PDF, 780 kB)

Last updated: 5 December 2014

Dr Peter Stott explains the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process
In this video, Dr Peter Stott explains the IPCC process and the different work involved in the report