Climate data for reporting and decision making training
Learn how to harness the wealth of freely available climate data to inform confident reporting and climate change decision making.
About this course
The Climate data for reporting and decision making online training course, is climate data made easy. It will help you gain the skills you need to identify, access, interpret and communicate climate data and data-driven insights with confidence, credibility and impact.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for consultants, analysts, or those in similar roles, who wish to be able to confidently use climate data, particularly UKCP18, to carry out climate change risk assessments either in-house or on behalf of other customers.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but basic understanding of climate science, numerate or science degree (or equivalent experience) and experience or knowledge of basic statistics will be advantageous. No coding skills are required.
Why attend this course?
Enhance your skillset
Gain knowledge about a wide array of freely available climate data. Learn appropriate methodologies and techniques and become proficient in analysing, interpreting and communicating climate data effectively. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate formally validating your newly acquired skills and knowledge.
Learn from climate data experts. Ask questions, receive feedback, test your skills and knowledge during interactive sessions. Network with like-minded professionals and grow your supporting community.
Advance your organisation
Learn to draw on and leverage evidence-based insights to inform business strategy, adaptation plans, feed into the climate reporting such as TCFD or ARP and help meet regulatory requirements.
Make a lasting impact
Develop your ability to carry out basic climate change risk assessments to help understand the potential impacts and opportunities a business may face in the future. Help make smart and informed business decisions and build your organisation’s long-term resilience to climate change.
Course format and dates:
Courses are taking place throughout 2023. Each course consists of a 1 hour online introduction and networking session, followed by 3 x 3 hour 'face-to'face' online workshop style sessions with modules from the free e-learning to be completed in between.
Introduction session (1 hour) week beginning 16 January
Workshop sessions (3 x 3 hour sessions) week beginning 23 January
Introduction session (1 hour) week beginning 15 May
Workshop sessions (3 x 3 hour sessions) week beginning 22 May
Introduction session (1 hour) week beginning 11 September
Workshop sessions (3 x 3 hour sessions) week beginning 18 September
Introduction session (1 hour) week beginning 20 November
Workshop sessions (3 x 3 hour sessions) week beginning 27 November
£899 per registration. Discounts available so please get in touch with us for more details.
How to book:
What you will learn:
How to identify key climate hazards and the associated business impacts, risks and opportunities.
What climate data is available and appropriate methodologies to analyse data for the purpose of climate reporting, with a focus on UKCP18.
How to communicate climate data, insights and uncertainty effectively.
How to visualise data to present your findings to stakeholders in a clear and engaging way.
What the limitations of freely available climate data are and when further analysis may be required or desirable.
Contact us at [email protected] for the full workshop details.
How you will learn:
The course will include a mixture of three interactive online workshops and free independent e-learning to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking and the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from Met Office experts.
Each 3-hour online workshop will consist of content presentations, discussions, and break out room task sessions led and mentored by Met Office Consultants.
In between the workshops, you will work through e-learning modules and the course instructors will be available to answer any questions you may have following your independent study time.
The e-learning modules are to be completed in independent study time before or during the course week. Participants will need a recommended minimum of 2 days study time to complete the e-learning. This is in addition to the 3 half day workshops. Please take this into consideration when booking onto the course and ensure you also block out time in your working week to complete the e-learning. It is at the discretion of the participant to complete this at a time of their choosing.
To get the most out of the course, it is recommended that the first four modules are completed before the course or at least before the second workshop (access will be provided one week before the first workshop). All eight modules should be completed before the third workshop. This will ensure participants can make the most of the opportunity to get feedback and support on the content and tasks.
Who you will learn from:
The workshops will be run by Met Office Scientific Consultants and Scientists all of whom have a breadth of knowledge and years of experience in using climate change data. Industry expertise in this course is based on what we’ve learnt from delivering numerous climate risk assessments and helping various businesses find ways to adapt and build resilience. With broad experience of working with multiple industries and with access to the Met Office’s climate science, our instructors are experts in applying climate data to enable smart, data-driven reporting and decision making.
The free e-learning modules have been developed by Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services, home to some of the world’s foremost climate science. During the course, you will be able to ask our experts questions relating to e-learning modules to check and improve your understanding.
About Met Office
The Met Office is the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping you make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.