In this second episode of this two part WeatherPod exploring aspects of public weather services, hosts David and Alan invited Haleh Kootval, Gerald Fleming and Kevin O’Loughlin into the studio to discuss how the landscape for the provision of public weather services is changing with the growth of the private sector within the Global Weather Enterprise and the way digital technologies are changing the way people receive services.
In the first episode of this two part programme, hosts David and Alan interview Haleh Kootval, formerly of the WMO and now with the World Bank, about the development of Public Weather Services. Part 2 to follow will be a roundtable discussion where Alan and David together with guests Haleh Kootval, Gerald Fleming, and Kevin O’Loughlin, will follow up and expand on the discussion started in Part 1.
Weather & climate information and the transition to a decarbonised global economy
Hosts David Rogers & Alan Thorpe interview two leading figures about how their own organisations ar contributing to the decarbonisation of Singapore and elsewhere. The huests are Prof. Dale Barker, Director, Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS), and Dr Thomas Reindl, Deputy CEO, Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore (SERIS)
In this special video episode of The WeatherPod, hosts Alan Thorpe & David Rogers take stock of the 17 episodes of The WeatherPod to date. They examine the key issues that have emerged which suggest how – and why – the Global Weather Enterprise could provide better and more useful products to support a growing number of weather affected activities and to help address climate change.
Alan and David welcome into the studio Alberto Troccoli, Managing Director of the World Energy & Meteorology Council, and visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia. As more and more of our energy requirements are met by renewables, weather data products have an increasingly important role to play in ensuring continuity of supply.