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As a WEMC member, you are entitled to event discounts e.g. on our C3S Energy Symposium.

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Thank you for joining us!

Since you’re now a member of our energy and meteorology community, you’ll be able to take advantage of our network of specialists to discuss your ideas, projects and plans for the sectors. Together, we aim to build workable, innovative solutions fit for the people who need them the most to help the information flow freely across the sectors.

Here are a few ways you can get started

Events and resources

Don’t forget to check out the WEMC events calendar for any training workshops we’re hosting. Or why not explore the Members resources tab for a wealth of presentations and an archive of our newsletters?

If you have any events for our calendar, please get in touch via the forum or email membership@wemcouncil.org

Write a guest blog

Every WEMC Member has the option to submit their stories for publication on our site. In the past we’ve had successful submissions on ‘Climate Services in West Africa’, and ‘The impact of hydrological cycles on worldwide energy’ and more.

If you have any opinion pieces, relevant research or news you’d like to share in a Member Blog, please get in touch via the forum or email membership@wemcouncil.org

The International Conference on Energy and Meteorology (ICEM)

The ICEM is an event we’ve hosted across the globe since 2011 which aims to generate and encourage knowledge transfer between sectors. With thought-provoking presentations, engaging workshops and lots of scope for networking, alongside WEMC SIG meetings, this conference is a must for all energy and meteorology stakeholders. As a member, you’ll get sponsorship opportunities, early access and discounts to attend the conference – we look forward to seeing you at the next one! Click here for exclusive member access to the presentations from ICEM2019.

Exclusive discounts

As a WEMC member, you are entitled to discounts on events e.g. tickets to our C3S Energy Symposium had a €10 reduction.*

Our friends at FORESIGHT magazine are offering WEMC members an exclusive 30% discount on subscriptions to their digital and print magazines.

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Members List

If you wish to contact a WEMC member, the table indicates if they can be found via the WEMC Members LinkedIn Group (marked as ‘Y’ in the ‘LinkedIn’ column), or you may email us so we can ask permission to put you in touch.

First Name
Last Name
Mohd FahmyAbdullahLecturerUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn MalaysiaMalaysiaY
UNC Charlotte
JustinaAchukaLecturerCovenant UniversityNigeria
YodaAdamanTechnician - Senior (Meteorology)Agence Nationale de la Météorologie (ANAM)Burkina FasoY
RabaniAdamouProfessorWASCAL Program Climate Change & Energy, University Abdou MoumouniNiger
Co founder and researcher
Give Information, Fight Flood
Thomas Kankam
AdjeiProject OfficerPrivate Enterprise FederationGhana
EmmanuelAgbajeResearcher - PhDCranfield UniversityUK
Amed HoumadiAhamadaProduction EngineerNationale Agency of Civile Aviation and ClimatologyComoros
AbdelhafidAit AmirProject ManagerHydro Marine IngénierieAlgeria
AhmedAit BenouazarEngineer (Forecasting)Regional Direction of Meteorology Centre EastMoroccoY
MarvelAkinyemiLecturerCovenant University, OtaNigeria
SuzanaAlcinova MonevskaAdvisor (Climate Research)Hydrometeorological Service of Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia
AliAliInnovatorLiaqat Corp (PVT) LtdPakistan
Juan AntonioAñelScientist - SeniorEPhysLab, Universidade de VigoSpainY
Maria CamilaAngelAnalystXMColombia
GuillaumeArbodResearcher - SeniorENGIEFrance
AilyArmourCEOGlobal Energy AdvisoryUK
PeterArmstrongProfessor - AssociateMasdar InstituteUAE
ZaheerAtherEngineer - Senior (Mechanical)
Techno Consult InternationalPakistan
SonnyAtumahEditor-in-Chief / PublisherPlanet World Publishers LimitedNigeria
Ram PrasadAwasthiMeteorologistMinistry of Forests and EnvironmentNepal
NathanAwuapilaScientific Officer - SeniorEnergy Commission of NigeriaNigeriaY
DuniaBachourScientistQatar Energy & Environment Research Institute, QEERI
MohammedBakkaliResearcherUniversity College London (UCL)UK
NoelBandaMeteorologist (Applied)Dept Of Climate Change and Meteorological ServicesMalawiY
AsfaBatoolResearch AssistantLanzhou UniversityChina
DavidBattenHonourary FellowCSIROAustralia
SusanaBayo BesteiroStudent - PhDUniversidade de VigoSpainY
AmandaBellLecturer (PGCE Geography)University of East AngliaUK
AurélienBendaoudForecaster (Hydro-Meteo)Compagnie Nationale du Rhône
LizBentleyChief ExecutiveRoyal Meteorological Society (RMetS)United Kingdom
María EmiliaBergosConsulting Editor (Climate Change & SDGs)The KootneetiArgentina
Joao Gabriel
BessaPhD student
University of Jaén
PierreBessonEngineer (PV)SteadysunFrance
FrancesBillinHead of Department (Geography)High School in NorfolkUKY
HannahBloomfieldScientist (Research)University of ReadingUnited KingdomY
Patrick NewtonBondoCEO / FounderOutreach Social Care ProjectCanada
GuillaumeBontronProject ManagerCompagnie Nationale du RhoneFrance
RobertaBoscoloOfficer (Climate & Energy Science)World Meteorological Organization (WMO)SwitzerlandY
DavidBrayshawProfessor - Associate (Climate Science and Energy Meteorology)University of ReadingUKY
ChristianBroseMeteorologist - LeadUniper Global Commodities SEGermanyY
JethroBrowellResearch FellowUniversity of StrathclydeUKY
HannahBurkeTeacher (Geography)High School in Manchester
MahendranathBusgopaulSecretary GeneralHalley MovementMauritius
RemiBussacAdvisor - Senior (Policy)EDFFrance
TomButcherHead (Scientific Consultancy)Met OfficeUK
ChristopherBynealManaging DirectorCaribbean Office of Trade & Industrial Development LimitedTrinidad and Tobago
RobertCaballeroEnergy Markets OfficerManila Electric Company (MERALCO)Philippines
Claudia RobertaCalidonnaHead of SectionNational Research Council - Institute of Climate and Atmospheric ScienceItalyY
SimonCamalStudent - PhD CandidateMINES ParisTechFrance
JulieCapoEngineer (Research & Development)Meteo-FranceFrance
MauroCaprabiancaHead (Electricity Market Operations)Terna SpAItaly
RamonaCariaExpert (Climate Change and Sustainability)KicksterItalyY
ThomasCarriereStudent - PhD CandidateMINES ParisTechFrance
Jose LuisCasado-RubioMeteorologistAEMET (Spanish Meteorological Service)SpainY
GillesCazadeAdviser (Weather Forecasting)Hydro-QuebecCanada
OscarCela CoboEngineerHelio 2Spain
AysegulCetinTechnical SpecialistIller Bank Inc. ComTurkey
Chloe CKChangResearch Scientist / CEOThe Simple, IncUSA
HarrisonChaplinStudentUniversity of East AngliaUK
BarralCharlyEngineer (Renewable Engineer)
Masters in Technology Student
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
IbrahimChojiResearch Fellow - SeniorNational Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, KuruNigeria
JacintheClavet-GaumontHead (Energy Program)OuranosCanadaY
HeatherClements-WheelerSubject Leader (Geography)CHS Online & Worsley Hall OxfordUKY
ChasCordingleyTeacher - Head of GeographyAcademy in West YorkshireUK
NathaliaCorrea SánchezEngineer (Environmental)Universidad Nacional de ColombiaColombiaY
FranciscoCorreosoEngineer (Wind)Iberdrola
RobertD'ArienzoMeteorologist IBMUSAY
Pradeep KumarDadhichDirectorMega Zing Solutions Pvt. Ltd.IndiaY
RogerDargavilleLecturer - SeniorMonash UniversityAustralia
Samir KumarDasChairman / AdvocateIMAECSEDIndiaY
Hari Prasad
Research ScientistKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia
JanDashPresidentJ Dash Consultants LLCUSA
MatteoDe FeliceScientistJoint Research Centre, European CommissionNetherlandsY
PeterDegorskiEnergy AnalystReputexAustralia
Business Development Engineer
SubodhDhakalProfessorTribhuvan UniversityNepal
DijiConsultantKampala International University
Djamal H
LecturerUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
NicolaDi MarcoEngineerFree University of Bozen/BolzanoItaly
FlorianDierickxStudent - PhDCERDI-CNRS at University Clermont Auvergne & Iceland UniversityFranceY
AidaDiongue NiangScientific AdviseeSenegal Meteorological ServiceSenegal
AnnaDittmanScientistFraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
DjaberDjebbarCatholic University of Louvain PhD student Belgium
KamalDjemouaiExpert (Climate Change)IndependentAlgeria
SteveDorlingDirector (Innovations)WeatherQuestUK
YaulandeDouanlaStudent - PhDInstitut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP)Benin
PiotrDrzewieckiInstitute of Environmental Protection – National Research InstituteSpecialistPoland
LaurentDubusLead Scientist on Weather and Climate RTE / WEMCFranceY
JanDuttonCEOClimBiz LtdUSAY
John ADuttonPresidentPrescient WeatherUSA
MatthiasEglerEngineer (Project)Engineers for Renewables GmbH (E4R)GermanyY
Mohamed M SElabbarManager (Finance & Budget)General Electric Company of Libya, GECOLLibya
Oyebola adebolaElemideLecturer - SeniorFederal College of Agriculture Akure Ondo State NigeriaNigeria
ThierryEliasResearch EngineerHYGEOSFrance
EmmanuelEmecheteFounderOrupa RenewablesNigeriaY
Emmanuel Olaoluwa
Doctoral Researcher
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology
MichaelFerrariManaging PartnerAtlas Research InnovationsUSAY
PatrickFiatiLecturerCape Coast Technical UniversityGhana
StephanieFiedlerProfessorUniversity of CologneGermany
JanaFischereitStudent - PhDDTU Wind EnergyDenmark
JeffFreedmanResearch AssociateUniversity at Albany, State University of New York, Atmospheric Sciences Research CenterUSA
SemenFridHead of LaboratoryJoint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of SciencesRussia
Hans-MartinFüsselExpert (Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation)European Environment AgencyDenmark
MarvinGablerHead of R&DQ.met GmbHGermany
CasieGaeblerHead of High SchoolInternational School in UAEUAE
Miguel AngelGaertnerResearcherUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaSpain
CarlosGaitanChief Officer (Technology) & Co-FounderBenchmark Labs IncUSAY
GamilGamalLecturer (Meteorology)Cairo UniversityEgyptY
RemiGandoinC2Wind Specialist C2WindDenmark
XiaoqingGaoProfessorCold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Acadamy of SciencesChina
ArthurGar-GlahnDirectorLiberia Meteorological ServiceLiberia
EmmanuelGarbolinoResearcherMINES ParisTechFrance
BrittaGarfieldIndependent Consultant / Senior AdvisorSelf-employed / Smithsonian InstitutionChina
StephanieGawneTeacher (Geography)High School in DerbyshireUKY
ParvanGhafarianFaculty MemberIranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric ScienceIran
GregorGiebelScientist - SeniorDTU Wind EnergyDenmarkY
TuhfeGöçmenResearcherTechnical University of Denmark (DTU) Wind EnergyDenmarkY
AndreGoncalvesEngineer/TechnologistINPE - National Institute for Space Research
Paula LMGonzalezScientist (Research)University of ReadingUKY
ClareGoodessResearch Fellow - Senior (Climatic Research Unit)University of East AngliaUK
GabrielGrossDirector - Parametric SolutionsCooper Gay - Meteo Protect
KatharinaGruberProject Assistant, PhD StudentUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, ViennaAustria
CarmenGuerraTeacherInternational School in MalagaSpain
CedricGullentopsEngineer (Research & Development)3E
AngadGuptaAnalyst3Tier Research and Development India Pvt LtdIndia
SebastianHaglund EL GaidiCEOGreenlytics
SarpongHammond AntwiStudentPan African University Institute of Water and Energy SciencesAlgeriaY
AkioHansenResearcherUniversity Hamburg, Meteorological DepartmentGermany
MarkHardyManaging DirectorThe Weather Company Pty. Ltd.AustraliaY
IanHarperJournalist (Business)FreelanceUK
EkoHaryantoResearcherIndonesia Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and GeophysicsIndonesia
Sue EllenHauptScientist - SeniorNCAR / UCAR / WEMCUSAY
GemmaHeadProgramme Manager (SfE)
East of England Energy Group (EEEGR)UKY
AdriennHegedüsEnergy TraderEntelios CWEGermany
DetlevHeinemannHead (Energy Meteorology)Oldenburg UniversityGermany
AndhikaHermawantoAnalyst (Weather & Climate)BMKGIndonesia
DeniseHewesConsultant - Senior (Sustainability Design)SFL CompanyUSA
RenéHommelCEOHommel & Partner Environmental Engineering ConsultingGermanyY
LiHongxiuEngineer - Chief (Technical Innovation)Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd.China
FangxinHouResearcherGlobal Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization
KimHyunsuMeteorologistKorea Power ExchangeSouth Korea
IfekaSenior Meteorologist
Nigerian Meteorological Agency
SamuelIgbatayoProfessor / HeadDept of Economics & Management Sciences, Afe Babalola UniversityNigeria
Daniel Kweku BaahInkoomProfessorKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)Ghana
Bila-IsiaInogwabiniProfessorCenter for Research and Communication in Sustainable Development (CERED)DRC Congo
Student - PhDMiddle East Technical University Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
Turkey Y
MalteJansenResearch Associate Imperial College LondonUK
Heidi RoennowJensenManager (Business Development)Weathernews Inc.
SaraJohanssonResearcher and PolicyEEBBelgium
RichJohnsonMeteorologistClimate Connect Ltd.UK
SimonJuryMarine Forecasting SpecialistVattenfallUKY
DhanajiKaleManager (R&D)Sanjay GroupIndiaY
Martin LutherKanna VIPresidentASSAUVETCameroon
TolgaKaraIstanbul Technical UniversityPhD CandidateTurkeyY
GeorgeKariniotakisProfessor / Head (Renewables & Smartgrids)
MINES ParisTechFranceY
MorganKatatiExecutive DirectorZambia Institute of Environmental ManagementZambia
AndreasKazantzidisProfessor - AssociateUniversity of PatrasGreeceY
PeterKerkmansMeteorologist - SeniorVattenfallNetherlandsY
AlexanderKiesGroup LeaderFrankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
OliverKnightSpecialist - Senior (Energy)World BankUSA
CharlotteKochDirector (Design, Energy & Renewables)4 Green Architecture LtdUK
HeinerKörnichResearcher - Head of UnitSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological InstituteSweden
BirkKraasHead (Commercial - Solar Resource Assessment)CSP Services GmbHGermanyY
AthiraKrishnanResearch ScholarIIT KharagpurIndia
Shadananan NairKrishnapillaiExecutive Secretary & Director of ResearchCentre for Earth Research and Environment ManagementIndia
Örn DúiKristjanssonStudentTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)Denmark
AdeyemiKudiratStudentRivers State University, Port HarcourtNigeria
ChinmayKulkarniEngineer (Meteorology)MeteodynIndiaY
MohitKumarResearch AnalystIntegrated Research and Action for Development (IRADE)IndiaY
NK PrasannaKumariScientistCSIR-NISCAIRIndia
VikasKumarpathakFacultyVishwakarma Institute India
DicksonKyere-DuahStudent - PhDUniversity of Energy and Natural ResourcesGhana
BlandineL'HevederExpert (Climate & Meteorology)FreelanceFranceY
MerceLabordenaResearch AssociateETH ZürichSwitzerlandY
DanielLagoPublisher - ManagingMaoni Network
Senior ResearcherEURACItalyY
MurariLalTechnical Head (Climate Change)RMSIUSA
RenataLanaDirector (Communications)NOAA (Satellite and Information Service)USA
KathleenLantzScientist (Research)University of Colorado, CIRESUSA
KristinLarsonConsultantStar Peak SolutionsUSAY
DanielLassahnEngineer (Energy)meteocontrol Energy & Weather Services GmbHGermany
JaredLeeScientist (Project)National Center for Atmospheric ResearchUSA
FrancoisLefevreProject ManagerCentre for Energy Environment Resources Development (CEERD)
AnthonyLemoinePhD CandidateIrsteaFranceY
ChrisLennardResearcher - SeniorUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa
JerryLettreStrategist - Chief and OwnerWeatherStrategy LLCUSAY
MarcusLetzelHead (Site Simulation & Meteorology)ENERCONGermanyY
LauraLewisLecturer (Science)Colchester InstituteUK
YangLiProfessor - AssociateNortheast Electric Power UniversityChina
YakunLiuPostdoctoral Associate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
RobinLocatelliMeteorologist (Applied)TotalSwitzerlandY
Lopez-LorentePhD studentQueen's University BelfastUK
AnaLuevanoJunior Trading MeteorologistVattenfall Energy TradingGermany
AfonsoLugoResearcher - JuniorLUT
AndresLuhamaaEngineer - Data QA
JulieLundquistProfessor - AssociateUniversity of Colorado BoulderUSA
WentongMaManager - Vice GeneralCPIPEC New Energy BranchChina
ShaoxiuMaResearcher - SeniorChinese Academy of SciencesChina
PatriciaMadeiraDirectorClimatempo MeteorologiaBrazilY
Enrico CesearMaggioniScientist - SeniorIdeam SrlItaly
AmarMaharajResearcherMcMaster UniversityCanada
AnasMahmudCivil ServantFederal Ministry of EnvironmentNigeria
ShantiMajithiaDirectorEnergy & Climate AdvisoryUK
ElenaMaksimovichScientist - Senior (Remote Sensing)LeosphereFranceY
SergioMaldonadoDirectorFundacion Spatio AustralisChile
YukselMalkocEngineer (Meteorology)Energy Ministry, TurkeyTurkeyY
ThomasMaloneMeteorologistTrailStone GroupUK
PhilippeMarliacySales (Carbon & Energy)NatixisFranceY
FernandoMartinsProfessorUniversidade Federal de São PauloBrazilY
JoalaneMarunyeLecturerNational University of LesothoLesothoY
ZoyaMateevaProfessorBulgarian Academy of Sciences - National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy an Geography (NIGGG)Bulgaria
Augustin YvesMbock KekedPresident / EntrepreneurCadire Cameroon AssociationCameroon
Kathryn McGrathTeacher (Geography)Free School in Cheshire
DavidMcQueenMeteorologistBureau of MeteorologyAustralia
StephanieMeilingerProfessor (Sustainable Technologies)Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
JoanaMendesScientist - Senior (Consultant)Met OfficeUKY
JosephMevognonDirectorWorld Jolly Generation Engineering and TradingBenin
KakandeMichaelDirector / FounderTwo Hands One LifeUganda
JeanMiguelSociologistFederal University of São PauloBrazil
TimothyMinshallStudent - MSc (Climate Change)University of East AngliaUKY
RafiuddinMohammadResearch ScholarJNCASR BangaloreIndia
AlhussainMohammedEngineer (Electrical)Rotana Flour MillsSudan
AlejandroMolina-GarciaLeader (Health & Climate Change)Ministry of Health at Michoacan StateMexico
DaliaMostafa AliProfessor - AssociateFayoum UniversityEgypt
Surya KarthikMukkavilliResearcher / AdvisorMcGill / WEMCCanadaY
EnockMulengaPhD CandidateLuleå University of TechnologySwedenY
PedroMuñoz De FelipeDirector (Engineering)AerobladeSpainY
ShyleshMuralidharanDirectorConservation Programs, CLEAResult ConsultingUSAY
Ali OsmanMutResearch AssistantIstanbul Technical UniversityTurkeyY
May Myo
MyintJr. Environmental ExpertMyanmar Koei International Ltd.Myanmar
RobertNamakhwaGraduateMalawi University of Science and TechnologyMalawi
KapilNarulaResearcher - SeniorUniversity of GenevaSwitzerlandY
CEOThe Grand Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Cecily OgechiNwokochaLecturerAlvan Ikoku Federal College of EducationNigeria
SalomonObahoundjeStudent - PhDWASCALBenin
MasamichiOhbaResearch Scientist - SeniorCentral Research Institute of Electric Power IndustryJapan
Bertrand NazelleOjouah
ResearcherCameroon Conservation SocietyCameroon
SarginOkanManaging Consultant
Navigant Energy Germany GmbH
AbiolaOkanlawonFederal University of Technology, AkureStudent
OluwaseyiOlawuyiCEO / FounderWorld Ecological Concepts LtdNigeria
Henry Olasunkanmi
Principal Meteorologist
Nigerian Meteorological Agency
JervieOliverosInstructorPhilippine Physics Society, International Association on Urban ClimatePhilippines
BirendraOraonDirector (Odisha Chapter)Youth For Human Rights India
DancanOtienoMeteorologistForensic MeteoKenya
MahamanOusmaneCEO / PresidentTessa PowerNigerY
ZaferOzturkResearch Fellow in EnergySalford UniversityUKY
Daniel-AlejandroPacheco-RojasProfessorNational Autonomous University of Mexico
VasileiosPappasMeteorologist - SeniorTrianel GmbHGermany
SylviePareyScientist - SeniorEDF R&DFranceY
AlanParkinsonHead of Department (Geography)Independent School in CambridgeshireUKY
JamesParrTechnical ManagerDigital Engineering Ltd
PatelProfessorBirla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Juan CarlosPelaezResearcherInstituto de Meteorologia de CubaCuba
AlfredoPeñaScientist - SeniorTechnical University of Denmark - DTUDenmark
Federico PeñaStudentUTFSMChile
NunoPereiraProfessorPolytechnic Institute of BejaPortugal
ThomasPetroliagkisScientific OfficerJoint Research CentreItaly
FrancoPetrucciMeteorologist (Business Development)Meteorological Service of CanadaCanada
StefanPfenningerStudent - PhDETH ZürichSwitzerland
Yelena LPichuginaResearch ScientistCIRES/NOAAUSA
MervynPilleyExecutive DirectorEnergy Services and Technology AssociationUK
GabrielePizzutiManaging PartnerKicksterItalyY
LaurentPolitisAnalyst (Meteorology)EngieFranceY
Jack NarcissePongo WetshiScientist (Computing)HJ BusinessDRC Congo
Antonio DavidPozo VazquezProfessor (Meteorologist)University of JaénSpain
AbhnilPrasadResearch Associate - PhDUniversity of New South WalesAustraliaY
DavidPreeceTeacher - Head of GeographyCo-ed Independent School in LondonUKY
AKPriyaProfessor - AssociateKPR Institute of Engineering and TechnologyIndia
KitRackleyBlogger & Education ConsultantGeogramblings.com & Geographical AssociationUKY
Shah RiazurRahmanManager - SeniorWASH, BRACBangladesh
PerRåhnängenManager (Segment)SMHISwedenY
WajdiRasamnyResearcherRenewable Energy ResearchUSA
OrlandoRedondoTechnicalParticularSpain Y
ThomasRemkeStudent - PhDClimate Service Center Germany (GERICS)GermanyY
JanRemundHead (Energy & Climate)Meteotest AG
International Solar Energy Society
EkaterinaReshetnikovaExpert (Finance & Climate)EcoActFrance
MauricioRichterProduct Manager (Innovation)3EBelgiumY
MalteRieckMeteorologistVattenfall Energy Trading
OttorinoRobertelloExpert (Telecommunications)Martorana Elettronica SrlItalyY
AdannaRobertson-QuimbyStudentUniversity of the West IndiesBarbados
KatherineRogersData Scientist - Senior (Meteorological)Centrica
ÓlafurRögnvaldssonManaging DirectorBelgingur LtdIceland
AlfredoRoque RodriguezResearcher - Senior (Head of Wind Power Group)Institute of Meteorology of CubaCuba
AhmetSahinProfessor / HeadMeteorological Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical UniversityTurkey
JaimeSaldarriagaDirector / OwnerHydrology and Water Resource ScienceColombia
KimaitaSamuel BundiMeteorologist - SeniorKenya Meteorological ServicesKenyaY
EnriqueSanchezProfessor - AssociatedUCLMSpain
MadeleineSánchez Gácita CasagrandeStudent - PhDINPEBrazil
NicoleSandlerSubject Leader (Geography)Coed Secondary School in CheshireUK
Jabson NusayrSarhanPresidentClimate SoulMalawi
PeterSchaumannStudent - PhDUlm University
Anna MariaSemprevivaScientist - SeniorTechinical University of Denmark (DTU)DenmarkY
ManajitSenguptaScientist - Chief (Sensing and Predictive Analytics)NRELUSA
PoojaShahEngineer - Lead (Renewable Energy)Kiewit CorporationUSA
Abul KashemSheikhChairman & CEO
Kathak Academy Special Consultative Status (ECOSOC)Bangladesh
LanShiProfessorInner Mongolia Meteorological Service CenterChina
PratimaShresthaConsultantRadiant Consulting ConsortiumNepal
NazaruddinSinagaLecturer / ConsultantDiponegoro UniversityIndonesiaY
MeenakshiSinghProfessorGalgotias UniversityIndia
CharlesSmithExecutive DirectorESIGUSA
JessicaSmithStudentUniversity of East AngliaUKY
AdmirSofticMinister - Assistant (Energy Sector)Ministry of Foreign Trade and Dconomic RelationsBosnia and Herz'Y
DamienSonnySpecialist (Renewables & Carbon)PNG Power LtdPapua New Guinea
FabrizioSossanProfessor - AssociateMINES ParisTechFrance
Ahmed LamineSoumahoroHeadHydrometeorology and Energy Services Office, SODEXAMIvory CoastY
Simone SperatiResearcherRSE SpA
ManuelaStarkeScientistTU DresdenGermany
AndreiSteauMeteorologist (Energy)NEAS EnergyDenmarkY
MarkStephens-RowSales EngineerIBMUKY
SebastianSterlResearcherVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgiumY
LaurensStoopStudent - PhDUtrecht UniversityNetherlandsY
CaaremStudzinskiAnalyst - SeniorAeroespacialBrazil
RajamohamedSumsudeenProfessor - AssistantKing Faisal UniversitySaudi ArabiaY
MariaSusekMeteorologist / Trainee Teacher
SuzanneSwiftTeacher (Science)Creative Arts School in DevonUK
TellaGraduate InternNigerian Meteorological Agency
PatrickThamalaExecutive memberClimate SoulMalawi
UwaseTheophileEngineer (Electrical)Rwanda Meteorology AgencyRwandaY
CamillaThomsonResearch Associate (Wind & Energy)University of EdinburghUK
Anna-MariaTilgStudent - PhDDTU Wind EnergyDenmark
MamadyTourePresidentCIPAD - GuineeGuinea
DanTraversResearcher (Solar)University of SheffieldUKY
AlbertoTrocolliManaging DirectorWEMCUKY
EricTromeurHead (Weather, Forecast and Climate Services)MeteodynFranceY
DavidTsuanyoExecutive - DeputyMinistry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI)Cameroon
RodelUrmatanAdvisor - Senior (Sustainability)NRG Energy, Inc.USAY
SunusiUsman YerimaMeteorologist - SeniorNigerian Meteorological AgencyNigeria
TheophileUwaseEngineer (Electrical)Rwanda Meteorology AgencyRwanda
Geraldvan der GrijnHead (Meteorological Consultancy)DTNNetherlands
Wilfriedvan SarkProfessor - AssociateUtrecht UniversityNetherlandsY
NeerajaVaradharajanMeteorologistIndian NavyIndia
JuanVázquezAtmosphere ObserverPolitécnica UNAParaguay
Nethaji MariappanVelu EthirajanScientistSathyabama Institute of Science and Technology India
Michael RyanVictaEngineer (Energy Markets)Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)Philippines
LennardVisserPhD CandidateUtrecht UniversityNetherlandsY
Jonasvon SchumannMeteorologistDeutscher Wetterdienst DWDGermany
FrankWagnerResearcherKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)GermanyY
CristianWaimannModeler (Solar & Wind)CAMMESAArgentinaY
SamuelWara TitaProfessorCovenant UniversityNigeria
Laura-JayneWardStudent - EdDUniversity of BirminghamUK
EduardoWeide LuizScientist - AssistantLeibniz Universität HannoverGermany
MikkelWestenholzManaging DirectorENFOR A/S
JackieWilkinsonSubject LeadSecondary school in BuckinghamshireUK
LouiseWilsonHydrologist - SeniorBureau of MeteorologyAustralia
SophieWilsonLecturer (PGCE Geography)St Mary's UniversityUK
CharlotteWitchard Key contact for WEMC organisation membershipDigital Engineering LtdUK
BinWuProfessorFujian Climate Center
ChanXiaoDirector (Climate Services Division)National Climate Centre, CMAChina
FengXuManager (Marketing & Sales)LeosphereChina
Wind and Site Engineer
Saint-DrenanYves-MarieResearch FellowMINES ParisTech
JohnZackScience Officer - Principal/ChiefMESO, Inc.USA
KhaledZahranManager (Planning & Projects)Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)Egypt
AndrewZajchPhD CandidateUniversity of Toronto ScarboroughCanadaY
MałgorzataZdunekLecturer - SeniorWarsaw University of TechnologyPoland
YuZhangStudent - PhDHohai UniversityChinaY

Table Key
LINKEDIN: ‘Y’ (Member can be found in the WEMC Members LinkedIn Group)
SIG (Special Interest Group): DATA (Data Exchange, Access and Standards); EDU (Energy & Meteorology Education); (L) signifies SIG leader.

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How important do you think the availability of climate science is for the energy sector today?

It is widely recognized by society that climate variability and change is threatening their businesses, property and lives. The Paris Agreement, in 2015, represented a historical milestone towards collective actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change and adapt to it. Decision-makers including water providers, policy-makers, offshore wind companies, insurance and many more, need climate information to guide their actions more than ever before.  The energy sector currently accounts for more than two thirds of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and its transformation to a low-carbon future brings a fundamental and comprehensive change in the way energy is generated, with exploitation of renewable sources being central to this global effort. Generation of and operational planning for renewable energy are strongly affected by weather and climate, which cause wide variations in both energy supply and demand. Therefore, energy sector stakeholders need to have access to climate information to become more resilient to extreme weather and to accelerate the transition to a greener and more efficient energy system. The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) initiative, which is spearheaded by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), coordinates efforts by the United Nations, governments and organizations to develop science-based climate information for various climate-sensitive sectors, including energy. GFCS seeks to incorporate climate information and predictions into socio-economic planning, policy and practice.

 What are the barriers to the energy sector gaining and using this information?

The energy sector stakeholders, among other socio-economic sector stakeholders, are rather advanced in the use of weather and climate information for their planning and operations. Nevertheless, several challenges exist for the weather climate information providers to meet the data requirements of the energy sectors users. One major barrier is the lack of products and services that are customer-driven in terms of accuracy, frequency of delivery and location specific. Such gap is currently hindering the integration of weather and climate information in the energy sector business and decision-making. For this reason, the GFCS included as one of its main components the User Interface Platform (UIP) to facilitate the continuing technical and scientific interaction between weather and climate services providers and users to co-develop and co-produce products and tools in support of decision-making. Last year GFCS published a roadmap for developing user-friendly climate services that can contribute to the development of renewable energy as well as a more climate resilient and efficient energy industry. The document can be downloaded here: http://www.wmo.int/gfcs/sites/default/files/Priority-Areas/Energy/GFCS_Energy%20Exemplar_JN17453.pdf

What are the WMO’s hopes for energy sector and meteorology collaboration?

WMO is one of the United Nations specialized agencies that provides world leadership and expertise in international cooperation in the delivery and use of high-quality, authoritative weather, climate, hydrological and environmental services by its state Members, for the improvement of the well-being of societies of all nations. One of the key priorities of WMO is the implementation of climate services worldwide for five socio-economic areas: health, disaster risk reduction, water, food security and energy. For example, at country level WMO is encouraging regular communication between energy and meteorological specialists to collect requirements for improved, or new, meteorological and climate products and services. Wind energy production in particular requires improved climate predictions that better estimate the changes in wind speed for upcoming seasons, years and decades. This is critical for anticipating wind-energy supplies, which, in turn, is needed to facilitate the large-scale integration of wind energy into the broader energy supply system. Through a rising demand for new services by the renewable energy sector, WMO hopes to enhance the capacity of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to deliver better forecasts quality products and more location/user specific and targeted forecasts outputs. These products together with an increased sharing of data and best practices at regional and global level would enable the development of renewable energy systems and assist countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and their Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

How will the MOU help achieve this?

The World Energy and Meteorology Council (WEMC) is a WMO key partner for the implementation of climate services for the renewable energy sector. WMO and WEMC have already collaborated in the publication of the GFCS roadmap for the energy priority area, previously mentioned, and have organized a successful training course in Norwich, UK, in July 2016. Now, with the formalization of the partnership thorough the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, both organizations commit to work together for the implementation of the Global Climate Services for Energy (GCSE) program. GCSE aims to provide robust, scientifically validated and energy tailored climate-based products to advise energy operators, planners and policy makers to improve investment decisions for planning and operations of energy systems and to achieve an effective integration of renewable energy for a safe, reliable, more accessible and cleaner energy supply in developing countries. The project focuses on achieving improved climate-related energy outcomes in a set of participating countries (Tanzania, Colombia, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Burkina Faso and Moldova) by providing, on the one hand, the required technical support for the project implementation and, on the other hand, by developing ways for up scaling the tools, methods, lessons and results obtained in these countries on a worldwide basis. This year we are also planning to organize an updated version of the training course held in 2016. The 2018 course will be held in Shanghai, China, just prior the ICEM Conference. Registration are open, hurry up (https://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/event/training-course-on-climate-and-energy-2018/)

What role do you think renewable sources of energy have to play in 2018 and beyond?

Decarbonisation of the world’s energy system must become a common vision for governments and all the other stakeholders for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement limiting-temperature targets. Governments will need urgently to increase the use of low-carbon technologies, like renewable energy, in all the economic sectors and increase investment in research and innovation of new technologies in clean energy generation. These measures are essential also to accelerate the global access to a more secure, affordable, decarbonised and climate resilient global energy system with combined and aligned development and climate targets. Such transition requires enabling policy framework to facilitate the development of renewable energy and to provide long-term stability for private investments in renewables. The time between now and 2030 is critical to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement towards climate neutral and resilient economy and society in the second half of this century. Transformation of the energy system in line with the Paris Agreement temperature limit is technically possible but will require around 70% of the global energy supply mix in 2050 to be generated by low-carbon energy systems. The largest share of the emissions reduction potential from now to 2050 is coming from renewables and energy efficiency. Achieving such potential will require a significant modernization of the electricity grids to ensure minimum losses and maximum flexibility in electricity systems to integrate large shares of variable renewable generation, including the role of storage. Financial support, technology development and transfer, as well as capacity-building are essential to enable action at scale in developing countries where successful planning, climate change mitigation and measures to foster sustainable development require large investments.

– February 2018


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