Dr Dan Bernie

Areas of expertise

  • Climate change mitigation advice
  • Dangerous climate change
  • Climate modelling
  • Tropical climate variability
  • Science communication 
  • Scenario feasibility

Current activities

A senior scientist within the Met Office Hadley Centre Dan's research focuses on the mitigation of climate change, including a broad mix of analysis into carbon budgets, feasibility of emissions scenarios, and uncertainty in climate processes and projections. The multi-disciplinary nature of his work means that he collaborates extensively with external experts in energy systems and economic modelling.

While primarily working on projects for the EU and the AVOID2 programme he also undertakes consultancy work for business and government. Prior to his current role Dan has was a science advisor at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Career Background

Dan started work at the Met Office Hadley Centre in 2007 to work on tropical climate variability and climate model development. He then went on to work at Department of Energy and Climate Change as a science adviser and since returning to the Met Office has worked on climate change mitigation and dangerous climate change. Prior to his career with the UK government, Dan worked for the CNRS at IPSL in Paris and attained a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Reading.