Dr Bernd Eggen

Areas of expertise

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • International Climate Services
  • Health Impacts
  • Science Communication

Current activities

Bernd's current work focuses on the analysis of climate model output to guide generation, provision and use of climate data within the Copernicus Climate Change Service, Bernd has also worked on climate change adaptation projects in several developing countries in southern Asia and Africa.

Bernd works as Copernicus Climate Service Coordinator in the International Climate Services team at the Met Office Hadley Centre. He is currently leading the scientific components of the “Copernicus Roadmap for European Climate Projections” project. This project aims to provide strategic planning of future European climate projections by carefully considering resolution, ensemble design and initialisation of model prediction systems.  This is an important requirement of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

In addition, Bernd is also engaged in a C3S project called SECTEUR, which works with businesses and other organisations to understand their requirements, in terms of weather and climate data to support decision-making. The SECTEUR project is being led by the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) based at the University of Reading, with numerous partners across Europe. It focuses on working with climate sensitive sectors including tourism, agriculture and forestry, coastal, insurance, infrastructure and health.

Career Background

Between 2011 and 2015 Bernd’s research focussed on the links between climate change and health while working for Public Health England.

Bernd initially joined the Met Office in 2007 as a senior climate change consultant, working on a wide variety of projects, spanning such diverse sectors as energy, insurance and transport.  Previously he worked for ten years in a leading global geophysical service company.

Bernd obtained a doctorate in Theoretical Chemistry in 1993 from the University of Sussex. Prior to that Bernd studied Chemistry and Mathematics at the University of Freiburg in Germany.