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I am a Chartered Meteorologist (https://www.rmets.org/chartered-meteorologist) with many interests in how weather and climate interface with environmental problems.
As Professor of Meteorology (2017 onwards) in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, my main current research activities address science which tackles the major over-lapping security challenges facing the world in food, energy and water.
Current funded research projects include:
- Climate Resilience in the UK Wine Sector (CREWS-UK) - funded by UKRI through the Climate Resilience Programme and in collaboration with the London School of Economics and WineGB.
- Fog in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (FOGGI) - funded through the Met Office by the Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership (WCSSP-India) and in collaboration with the University of Leeds.
- Berry Predictor - funded through an Innovate-UK SMART Grant and in partnership with NIAB EMR, Berry Gardens, Cropdesk Ltd, University of Reading and Saga Robotics.
- Weatherproofing UK Agriculture - funded through a NERC-ARIES DTP PhD Studentship Award to Joanna Raymond and by the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB). Co-supervision by NIAB and the John Innes Centre.
I am also Director of Innovation in the School of Environmental Sciences and led our School’s research impact submission in REF-2021. Previously I held the position of Associate Dean – Student Employability in the UEA Faculty of Science (2014-2018), having earlier designed and launched undergraduate programmes in science which included a placement year.
At UEA I teach Meteorology at Undergraduate and Masters levels and supervise many student research projects in pure and applied meteorology. In 2013 Wiley published my text on Operational Weather Forecasting. Each year I lead a week-long residential fieldcourse in Meteorology for undergraduates, based in the English Lake District.
I am an active member of WineGB’s Research and Development Group and am an invited speaker at the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS22) in Ontario, Canada. In the period 2017-2021 I was Chair of the Advisory Board for the Energy Systems Integration and Partnership Programme (https://esipp.ie/), led by University College Dublin’s Energy Institute and funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
In 2001 I co-founded Weatherquest Ltd, a weather and climate services consultancy based at UEA. Since then, I have acted as Research Director, Innovations Director and now CEO at Weatherquest, delivering over £7M of operational consultancy services, much of this in the food, water and energy sectors as well as providing work experience and internship opportunities to UEA students.
- 2001 onwards, Research Director -> Innovations Director -> Chief Executive, Weatherquest Ltd
- 1997 onwards, Chartered Meteorologist
- 1994 onwards, Faculty Member, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
- 1993 Visiting Research Fellow, Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada, Toronto
- 1986-1992 BSc/PhD University of East Anglia
- 1985-1986 Assistant Scientific Officer, UK Meteorological Office
Key Research Interests
I am interested in all the diverse ways in which weather and climate affect food, water and energy security.
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- UEA, School of Environmental Sciences: Director of Innovation
- Weatherquest Ltd: Chief Executive Officer
- WineGB: Committee Member of the R&D Group
- Chartered Meteorologist 1997-Current. Administered by the Royal Meteorological Society requiring biennial CPD evidence
- Chief Executive Officer (2017 ->), Innovations Director (2010 – 2017), Research Director (2001-2010) Weatherquest Ltd (https://www.weatherquest.co.uk)
Areas of Expertise
Applied Meteorology; Energy Meteorology; Agro-Meteorology; Synoptic Meteorology; Air Pollution Meteorology; Computer-aided learning; Pattern Recognition; Climate Change and Climate Variability; Machine Learning; Weather Forecasting.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia
1 Oct 1986 → 14 Jul 1989
Award Date: 14 Jul 1989
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1/10/18 → 30/09/22
A regional lightning climatology of the UK and Ireland and sensitivity to alternative detection networksHayward, L., Whitworth, M., Pepin, N. & Dorling, S., 28 Apr 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: International Journal of Climatology.
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Climate change projections for UK viticulture to 2040: A focus on improving suitability for Pinot NoirNesbitt, A., Dorling, S., Jones, R., Smith, D. K. E., Krumins, M., Gannon, K. E., Dorling, L., Johnson, Z. & Conway, D., 8 Jul 2022, In: OENO One. 56, 3, p. 69–87 19 p.
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Smith, D. K. E., Dorling, S. R., Renfrew, I. A., Ross, A. N. & Poku, C., 14 Aug 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: International Journal of Climatology.
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Dorling, S., Chen, H., Liu, S., Benton, T. G., Wang, Y., Ma, Y., Jiang, R., Zhang, F., Piao, S., Müller, C., Yang, H., Hao, Y., Li, W. & 1 others, , Jun 2022, In: Nature Climate Change. 12, 6, p. 574–580 7 p.
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Medina-Lopez, E., McMillan, D., Lazic, J., Hart, E., Zen, S., Angeloudis, A., Bannon, E., Browell, J., Dorling, S., Dorrell, R. M., Forster, R., Old, C., Payne, G. S., Porter, G., Rabaneda, A. S., Sellar, B., Tapoglou, E., Trifonova, N., Woodhouse, I. H. & Zampollo, A., Oct 2021, In: Remote Sensing of Environment. 264, 112588.
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