Co-operation between the public, private and academic sectors is crucial to the effective use of weather & climate data to help save lives, build social resilience, and to enhance economic efficiency and financial stability. In this pilot episode, co-presenters Alan Thorpe and David Rogers talk to Dr. David Parsons about the role of the academic sector.
Dr. David Parsons (pictured), is Professor Emeritus of the Oklahoma University Department of Meteorology and, until 2018, the Director of the School of Meteorology at Oklahoma University.
About The WeatherPod
The WeatherPod is a unique podcast exploring the value of weather and climate information in addressing the mounting challenges and impacts of extreme weather and climate change. Its central theme is the importance of national and international co-operation involving the public, private and academic sectors which share the common goal of developing timely and accurate weather information and related services to save lives, protect critical infrastructure and enhance economic efficiency. It is hosted by Alan Thrope and David Rogers. Alan is an atmospheric scientist who has worked as a Professor of Meteorology, as head of the UK Met Office’s Hadley Centre and, most recently, as Director General of the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts. David is an oceanographer turned meteorologist, a former Chief Executive of the UK Met Office and now a consultant with the World Bank helping countries improve their weather, hydrological and disaster management systems and services.
Theme music by John Cockram, firstname.lastname@example.org