Science and Technology Select Committee to explore Met Office Science

At its meeting on 18 July 2011 the Science and Technology Science Committee agreed to hold an inquiry into Science in the Met Office.

The Committee is focusing on the Met Office Public Weather Service remit and on its science strategy as set out in Met Office science strategy for 2010-2015.

We welcome the Science and Technology Select Committee announcement they are to explore the world-leading science that is undertaken at the Met Office and we look forward to working with them.  

Julia Slingo, Met Office Chief Scientist said “I am rightly proud of the science undertaken and technology exploited at the Met Office. Our world renowned science ensures that we are consistently ranked in the top two National Met Services in the world by the WMO and have been recognised as the number one geophysical science research institute in the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2010.”    

This study is a great opportunity for the Committee to learn more about our weather and climate science and how it is applied every day for the benefit of the UK, both domestically and overseas. For example, the Met Office provides public weather forecasts and warnings, services for world-wide aviation, support for UK and NATO troops and the provision of climate science to help create resilient communities. 

If you want to find out more about our science and scientists then you can explore the full range of our work on our website   

The Role of the Met Office

 The PWS remit

 The value of the PWS

 Science Strategy

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