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The Met Office Works with Exeter to Create Climate Research Excellence

Exeter University continues to work together with the Met Office to research climate and geography so far producing practical worth of over thirty million pounds. Exeter is placed 16th in the UK and is also considered one of the best for scientific research. Collaboration on climate research began in November 2010.

The Met Office of the UK continues to work jointly with Exeter to research the environment. Together the scientists are working to improve weather and climate prediction models and researching many key environmental science challenges across the globe. Examples range from how to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in China, to evaluating models of predicting storms. The researchers have a high profile role in creating what will be the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change, with a total of twelve Exeter professors selected as lead authors for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

This flourishing partnership means that Exeter excels at teaching climate or geography related courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition the university attracts much external funding for research. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Talbot confirms, “The University has a growing reputation for climate change research. The exceptional calibre of our scientists means we are able to attract funding from a wide range of sources to pursue this vital work.” The organisations funding this vital research include the European Commission and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Source: Exeter and Met Office websites          

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