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Ocean Forecasting Research scientists

  • Dr John Siddorn

    John is Head of the Ocean Forecasting Research and Development (OFRD) group and co-chair of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP).

  • Alex Arnold

    Responsible for maintaining and developing relocatable ocean models.

  • Chris Bunney

    Chris develops WAVEWATCH and nearshore wave model configurations in support of Met Office operational marine forecast services.

  • Dr Juan Manuel Castillo

    Juan Manuel is responsible for delivering and supporting high resolution, regional coupled systems

  • Dr Emma Fiedler

    Emma works on the OSTIA (Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Ice Analysis) and GMPE (GHRSST Multi-Product Ensemble) systems.

  • Dr Simon Good

    Simon manages a team that develops the Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) products and works to optimise the use of observations for ocean forecasting.

  • Dr Catherine Guiavarc'h

    Ocean modelling scientist, developing and validating high-resolution coupled models.

  • Dr Robert King

    Robert works on data assimilation in marine systems.

  • Dr Daniel Lea

    Developing and maintaining the assimilation part of the FOAM (Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model) operational deep ocean forecasting system.

  • Dr Huw Lewis

    Huw manages the work to promote, plan, accelerate and pull through to operation of environmental prediction capabilities.

  • Dr Jian-Guo Li

    Jian-Guo Li works on ocean surface wave spectral models and is especially interested in transport schemes on unstructured multi-resolution grids.

  • Dr Matt Martin

    Matt leads the research and development of marine data assimilation systems in the Met Office.

  • Niall McConnell

    Niall develops tools and methods for assessing the performance of ocean forecasts and assists users looking to exploit ocean forecasts.

  • Dr Ray Mahdon

    Ray leads in the assessment of the impact of ocean models on acoustic modelling systems and provides support, address requests (mainly TDAs, Tactical Decision Aids suite) and answer scientific requests from Defence customers.

  • Dr Chongyuan Mao

    Chongyuan works on the OSTIA system and the validation of the OSTIA diurnal analysis

  • Dr Clare O'Neill

    Clare works on the UK's storm surge forecast model

  • Andrew Ryan

    Andrew works on the assessment of ocean forecast accuracy and the transition of model improvements into the operational ocean forecast systems.

  • Dr Andy Saulter

    Andy manages wave modelling and oceanographic consultancy teams that deliver short range forecast and planning services for the marine sector.

  • Dr Peter Sykes

    Peter leads the shelf seas sediment modelling capability and works on the assessment and transition of operational ocean forecast systems.

  • Dr Jennie Waters

    Jennie works on data assimilation into ocean models.

  • Dr James While

    James works on data assimilation in marine systems; of particular interest is data assimilation in shelf sea models and assimilation of diurnal sea surface temperature.

  • Kirsten Wilmer-Becker

    Kirsten coordinates the GODAE OceanView Program Office and leads the MyOcean Service Desk support group.

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