Together with the Development Learning Lab, Bjerknes Center for Climate Research and the Horizon 2020 project CONFER, C-hub organised a webinar about Climate Services with Chris Hewitt on 28 June.
Chris Hewitt is a Professor of Climate Science at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia and Head of International Climate Services at the UK Met Office. Chris collaborates worldwide to help evolve the climate services landscape ensuring pull-through of science to services for societal benefit and guiding science developments to be aligned to societal needs. He has been central to developing the UN’s Global Framework for Climate Services, leads European climate service projects, and co-chairs WMO Expert Teams.
Hewitt introduced the topic of climate services, briefly covering what they are and who is involved. He presented experiences of his groups’ work in the UK Met Office with partners around the world, highlighting a selection of key challenges and approaches to overcome some of these challenges.
Hewitt was joined by Professor Coleen Vogel at the University of Witwatersrand, who provided some comments on the value chain and the African perspective.
For those of you who signed up but were unable to attend, here is a recording of the meeting: