The scientific consultancy team at the Met Office

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Rely on world-leading weather and climate science

Our scientists combine their industry knowledge with the Met Office’s world-recognised research and resources to deliver innovative solutions and meet specific industry needs:

  • Risk management – supporting health and safety planning to protect lives and assets in relation to high impact weather
  • Climate change – identifying vulnerabilities to improve your business resilience to changing climate
  • Infrastructure – evaluating design criteria in relation to weather extremes
  • Supply chain and demand – analysing weather and business data to improve business efficiency
  • Digital transformation – adding weather insight to your operational and management tools

Our team includes scientists dedicated to physical and statistical post-processing. They add value to meteorological datasets and improve their use for operational planning and decision-making. Their skills incorporate working with cloud computing technologies, Big Data and novel analysis techniques.

Engage the expertise of our world-leading weather and climate scientists to solve your complex industry challenges

Our scientists have impressive credentials and experience consulting and delivering operational services in many industry sectors including Aviation, Defence, Energy, Infrastructure, Transport, Water and Marine.

They work with you, so they can fully grasp your challenges. In turn, they help you understand, prepare for and manage the impact of weather and climate on your business, now and in the future.

Ask our industry scientists to find solutions for your business.

Tom Butcher
Head of science consultancy
Cross-industry

Dr Teil Howard
Head of Science for Industry
Aviation

Jessica Standen
Science consultancy manager
Energy

Malcolm Lee
Science manager
Energy, Industry, Infrastructure

Alasdair Skea
Data post-processing science manager
Energy, Surface transport

Dr Emily Wallace
Science consultancy manager
Infrastructure

Dr Piers Buchanan
Science manager
Aviation, Defence

Dr Victoria Chapman
Science consultancy manager
Rail

Dr Henry Odbert
Senior scientist
Surface transport

Edward Steele
Senior scientist
Marine, Metocean

Laura Dawkins
Senior scientist
Cross-industry

Dr Justin Krijnen
Scientific consultant
Water, Energy, Infrastructure

Karl Kitchen
Senior scientist
Cross-industry

Claire Bartholomew
Senior scientist
Aviation

Ian Pearman
Senior scientist
Energy, Retail, Surface transport

Dr Jacob Cheung
Senior scientist
Aviation

Dr Elizabeth Brock
Scientific consultant
Surface transport, Water

Mark Canning
Scientist
Aviation, Surface transport, Meteorology

Alan Day
Scientist
Cross-industry

Katie Brown
Senior scientist
Aviation

Laura Hume-Wright
Senior scientist
Energy and Renewables

Graeme Anderson
Senior scientist
Aviation

Jill Dixon
Senior scientific consultant
Industry, Infrastructure

Katie Chowienczyk
Senior scientific consultant
Retail, Water, Energy

Joana Mendes
Senior scientific consultant
Energy

Karen Walter
Senior scientist
Aviation, Defence, Wind energy

Joe Osborne
Senior scientist
Climate change, Water, Energy, Infrastructure

Andre Lanyon
Scientist
Marine data

Karen Barfoot
Foundation scientist
Marine

Chris Pilkington
Foundation scientist
Energy, Industry, Infrastructure

Hannah Brown
Foundation scientist
Marine

Rose Webster
Fondation scientist
Surface Transport

Frederick Brauer
Senior account manager
Cross-industry

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