Alasdair Skea

Areas of expertise

  • Data post-processing
  • Energy applications
  • Surface transport
  • Production process design

Publications by Alasdair Skea

Current activities

Alasdair is the head of the Industry Science and Consultancy team which develops capability to enable industry customers to manage the impact of weather and climate on their business.

Alasdair leads a team of around 45 scientists, scientific consultants and scientific software engineers, all working towards this common goal.  They work across a range of industry sectors including aviation, marine, energy, surface transport and water and help customers across all timescales from weather to climate.

Career background

Alasdair is currently the Head of Industry Science and Consultancy.

Before this, Alasdair managed the Post-Processing Applications team from 2015 which supports a range of services across Industry sectors, including Surface Transport, Marine, Energy and Retail. From 2012 to 2015 he manged the Renewables Applications team, leading the development of new services for wind and solar energy applications and multiple consultancy projects. His previous experience focused on developing techniques to add site-specific forecast skill to our Numerical Weather Prediction model output and on developing bespoke products and services for the Met Office's customers. Alasdair was responsible for the maintenance and development of the Met Office Road Surface Temperature model (MORST) which is the primary data source for a range of Surface Transport products, and for developing site-specific applications which provide a range of forecasts for thousands of locations around the world.

Alasdair joined the Met Office in 2002 as a research scientist after finishing a degree in Physics at Durham University. He later completed an MSc in Weather, Climate and Numerical modelling at the University of Reading whilst working in the local forecasting research and development group.