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Chris Kent

obtained a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Ocean Science from Plymouth University. He then worked on satellite oceanography for over four years at ARGANS Ltd in Plymouth, UK, working within the MERIS Quality Working Group (MQWG) and the MERIS Validation Team (MVT), and developing the DIMITRI software for radiometric inter-calibration of optical satellite sensors.

UK Environmental Prediction

social and economic prosperity. To address this need, the Met Office, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, NERC National Oceanography Centre and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, working under the banner of JWCRP, have begun to develop the foundations of a coupled high resolution probabilistic forecast

National Partnership for Ocean Prediction

The National Partnership for Ocean Prediction comprises the Met Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and the National Oceanography Centre.

products and services. The partners The National Partnership for Ocean Prediction takes advantage of the research and service expertise in the partner organisations and their knowledge and observations of the marine environment. Plymouth Marine Laboratory Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML


is famous, but with a few areas of sand dunes as well. Avonmouth Bristol Bristol Long Ashton Bath Saunton Sands Bude Camelford Bastreet Newquay St. Mawgan St. Austell Barnstaple Exeter Princetown Plymouth Plymouth Nettlecombe Bruton Yeovilton Taunton Yeovil Exeter airport Teignmouth Torquay Penzance

Storm Abigail

Abigail - Maximum gust speeds (mph) Site Name Area Max Gust (mph) South Uist Outer Hebrides 84 Sule Skerry Orkney 79 Lerwick Shetland Islands 78 Benbecula Outer Hebrides 76 Mumbles South Wales 70 Plymouth Devon 65 Video: Storm Abigail satellite imagery The video below shows the track of Storm Abigail moving across the north of the UK.  

Developing rip current warnings in South Africa

the University of Plymouth, as well as other South African organisations such as the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), the City of Cape Town Lifeguards and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to develop a risk forecast model for rip currents. Collaboration has been essential

Storm Bronagh

) Site name Area Max gust (mph) Needles Isle of Wight 78 Berry Head Devon 69 Capel Curig Gywnedd 64 Mumbles Head West Glamorgan 63 Pembrey Sands Dyfed 62 Isle of Portland Dorset 61 Culdrose Cornwall 61 Emley Moor West Yorkshire 60 Plymouth Devon 60 Storm Bronagh impacts Storm Bronagh brought flooding

Dr Clare O'Neill

a nested suite of ocean-ecosystem models and a website that displayed results to users. Clare completed her PhD in ocean modelling, at Plymouth University, in 2008. She set up a POLCOMS model of the Rockall Bank region and used this to investigate formation and cascading of dense water. Clare has a BSc in Oceanography with Maths from the University of Southampton.


high pressure system exerts more influence. August shows an increase of rainfall over July and starts the inexorable rise in rainfall into the autumn and early winter. The effect of altitude is seen by comparing the records for Plymouth and Princetown which are about 23 km apart, but differ by 403

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