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Richard Stretch

Richard provides global metocean consultancy in legal, insurance and industrial markets.

Areas of expertise

Richard's areas of expertise include:

  • Providing expert witness on marine weather in resolution of legal and insurance disputes

Current activities

The bulk of Richard's work involves retrospective marine weather assessment, used in support of the legal and insurance industry and sometimes involving the delivery of expert testimony at court hearings and arbitrations.

Career background

After 5 years of aviation forecasting with International Aeradio Ltd., Richard joined the Southampton Weather Centre in 1988 before working as a marine forecaster at the Bracknell National Met Centre and Exeter Ops. Centre. He joined the Central Climate Unit of the Met Office in 2005.

External Recognition

Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society

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