Murray Dale, Chartered Meteorologist and Technical Director, JBA Consulting

Marina Baldissera, Social scientist, Center for the Promotion of Science 

In this first invited webinar of Climateurope2, Murray Dale presents the UK climate services standards and value.

The climate services standard/guidance that has been developed in the JBA-led project ‘Climate services standards and value’ has evolved through widespread consultation over nearly two years. Its lead authors are members of Climate Sense and have experience in developing ISO14090 and other standards.

The benefits of having climate services standards include: (i) building confidence and trust in the services that are being provided and can be used, (ii) encouraging climate service providers to improve the quality of their services, by striving for demonstrable good practice, (iii) improving the transparency of climate service products and procedures, (iv) increasing the accountability of climate service providers, (v) providing a benchmark for climate services, aiming to reduce the prevalence or use of services which do not meet this standard, (vi) helping connect decisions and their implementation with the most appropriate climate services and/or products, (vii) supporting providers who are not comfortable offering a user-requested climate service, though could offer alternatives that better align with the standard principles, and (viii) supporting ethical considerations such as equitable access and integrity of climate services.

Murray Dale is a Chartered Meteorologist and Technical Director at JBA Consulting. He has 30 years’ experience in hydrometeorology, climate resilience and water management in the UK and internationally. He has recently been leading three UK Climate Research projects related to climate services, and four climate and weather resilience projects for the World Bank.  As a developer of climate services, he is motivated by helping join user needs with climate science and modelling options so that people get useful services, wherever they are, to support decision making, improve the environment and save lives. 

November 3, 2022

Online | 11h CEST

Organized by

University of Leeds and Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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09:00 - 10:00 UTC




1 h