Megan Pearce

Areas of expertise

  • Climate risk assessments
  • Climate change projections
  • Communication
  • Cross-sector

Current activities

Megan contributes to the development and delivery of products and services that enable customers to manage the impact of weather and climate on their business. In particular, Megan utilises the latest climate model simulations to help organisations understand the impacts of climate change and identify future climate risks, most recently working within the UK energy and water sectors, and on regional assessments in Africa. She particularly enjoys facilitating workshops to explore weather and climate links, expand understanding of climate projections, and discuss methods for effective communication to consumers and stakeholders. 

Megan develops and delivers training that supports individuals and organisations to access, use and communicate climate information to improve decision-making and increase climate resilience. She is also involved in the expansion of Met Office climate services to assist customers in complying with the increasing level of regulation associated with climate risk assessments and climate related financial disclosures. 

Career Background

Prior to joining the Met Office, Megan worked as a consultant in the private sector for nearly two years producing climate, energy and sustainability assessments for the renewable energy, built environment and extractive industries. She also had a key role in developing and delivering services associated with the standards and legislation of energy management and carbon accounting, such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, ISO 14064 and Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting. Additionally, Megan used her expertise in GIS to provide mapping and analysis for UK and international projects and to deliver educational workshops to BSc and MSc students.

Megan graduated with a first class honours degree in Environmental Science from the University of Plymouth in 2018, followed by an internship in Earth Observation, before starting her consultancy career. During her university studies, Megan undertook a placement year working as a scientific researcher for Rothamsted Research. She carried out an independent research project on the impacts of climate-related temperature change on the life cycle of an agricultural pest.  

Megan is an Associate Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences and Full Member of the Royal Meteorological Society, and is continuing her development path to chartership whilst working at the Met Office.