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Jennifer Weeks

Areas of expertise

  • Co-development of climate services for a range of sectors, including food security and the coastal environment

  • Communicating climate science information to a range of audiences, including coastal practitioners and decision-makers

  • Generating local sea-level projections for different regions across the world, for example Pacific islands and Southeast Asia

  • Analysing climate model data and exploring uncertainties in climate model projections

  • Analysing carbon dioxide removal in the ocean using 3D ocean biogeochemical models

Publications by Jennifer Weeks

Current activities

Jennifer has also been involved in generating sea-level projections for Pacific islands as part of the CommonSensing project and developing training on seasonal forecasts for the Dengue forecasting MOdel Satellite-based System (D-MOSS).

Career background

Jennifer Weeks is a climate scientist in the International Applied Science and Services team at the Met Office. The team works with partners and organisations from across the world to co-develop and deliver climate services, helping to address the risks associated with climate variability and change. Jennifer’s focus is on the development of climate services in Asia, South Africa and the UK.

Jennifer has experience generating local sea-level projections for different regions of the world and facilitating training workshops and webinars on sea-level science for coastal decision-makers in South Asia. Jennifer compared the UK's national sea-level projections (UKCP18), and local sea-level projections for South Asia and South Pacific, with sea-level projections released in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Sixth Assessment Report, and has looked at how to improve local sea-level projections for use in coastal impact, vulnerability and adaptation planning. This includes working with partners to build coastal resilience to sea-level rise in Pakistan through coordination of a sea-level working group. She also has experience modelling carbon dioxide removal through ocean alkalinity enhancement and holds a Masters degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford.