Working in partnership for sustainable development

We are a trusted and long-term partner of the UK Government, donor agencies, developing country governments, other consultancies, research institutions, non-governmental organisations and national meteorological and hydrological services worldwide.

Our weather and climate services for international development are underpinned by sound science; they are people-centred and tailored to local needs, and are sustainable solutions that support sustainable development.

In Kenya, for example, we are working closely with the Kenya Meteorological Services and other consortium partners on a Department for International Development (DFID) funded project. We are improving weather services for three million people in the country and providing climate information to support adaptation planning. Find out more on the ADA consortium website.

Collaborating to advance weather and climate science

We collaborate with intergovernmental organisations, such as the World Meteorological Organization, which co-ordinates work on weather and climate. We share resources for research, education and training.

Since 1988, our scientists have contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which reports on the impacts of climate change. As part of our contribution we have compiled scientifically robust and objective information on the physical impacts of climate change and carried out further detailed analyses for more than 20 countries.

Our work with African stakeholders in the Climate Science Research Partnership aims to further scientific understanding of the African climate.

Why choose the Met Office?

As an international organisation, we are exposed to many challenges, and have a reputation of meeting and exceeding expectations.

Our strong track record includes:

  • experience of working in over 150 countries;
  • a pool of internationally-experienced specialist staff;
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) accredited training;
  • a thorough understanding of how weather and climate are linked to development goals and policies;
  • design of impact-based forecasting for WMO policy;
  • supercomputing capacity for sophisticated modelling;
  • developing one of the most accurate regional meteorological models in the world, now adopted by Australia, South Africa and South Korea.

Find out more about some of our partnership projects in the examples below:

Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) programme

South East Asia Climate Analysis and Modelling Framework

Opportunities for commercial weather and climate services serving the East African energy sector

Strengthening weather and climate services to support development - Rwanda Meteorology Agency