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The future shape of the global weather enterprise
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The future shape of the global weather enterprise

A presentation on the value chain of activities of the public, private and academic sectors, providing accurate, reliable and timely weather and climate related information.

Contributing to the safety of life and property, poverty reduction, and the promotion of economic development (c.f., the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030).

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Key Note Presentation given at InterMET Asia April 2018

Professor Alan Thorpe - Visiting Professor, University of Reading

Professor Alan Thorpe

Professor Alan Thorpe

Visiting Professor, University of Reading

Alan is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading following on from being the Director-General of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts between 2011 and 2015.

Alan has wide-ranging public sector and private sector experience which he will bring to the role. He is a former Chief Executive Officer of the Natural Environment Research Council, the founding Director of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and a Professor of Meteorology at the University of Reading.

Alan was appointed as an OBE in 2016, has honorary degrees of Doctor of Science from the universities of Warwick, Birmingham, and Reading and was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Meteorological Society in 2018.

He is also involved with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery of the World Bank and the Global Weather Enterprise Forum. He provides scientific advice to Spire Global.

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