Dr Jessica Amies

Areas of expertise

  • Marine
  • Past climates
  • Sea-level change

Current activities

Jessica works within the Industry Consultancy team, having joined the Met Office in March 2020. She is currently involved in projects looking at the tailoring of longer range and seasonal forecasting techniques for application within the offshore sector, to help them improve decision making at longer lead times.

Jessica is also working on a multi-aspect project building on the state of the art climate science research undertaken at both the Met Office and beyond, looking at how climate change may impact different sectors – from travel to retail – in the coming decades, enabling the wider industry to account for this in their long-term planning and therefore continue to make informed decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Career Background

Jessica joined the Met Office and the Industry Consultancy team in March 2020.

Before this, Jessica was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University where her research focused on reconstructing past sea level change, and in studying past variations in Mediterranean oceanography and the African monsoon system. Prior to this she completed her PhD in Palaeoclimate at the same institute.

Jessica obtained a first class honours Oceanography MSci degree from the University of Southampton in 2012. Directly after this she spent 18 months working in the marine sector as a Hydrographic Surveyor.