- Start date: 1 July 2017
- End date: 1 June 2019
- Partners and collaborators: UK Met Office
- Principal investigator: Dr Andrea Taylor
- Co-investigators: Dr Sam Grainger; Professor Suraje Dessai; Dr Yim Ling Siu
- External co-investigators: China Meteorological Administration
Andrea Taylor and colleagues in the School of Earth and Environment were awarded a contract by the Newton Fund Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme, which is delivered by the Met Office for the Newton Fund, to address challenges related to the treatment of uncertainty in climate services in China.
Combining expertise in risk communication, environmental risk assessment, climate risk management, and statistical treatments of uncertainty in climate models, the team worked with programme partners in the Met Office and Chinese Meteorological Administration to better understand and address the needs of Chinese climate service users for information about uncertainty in climate predictions, and produce evidence based recommendations for the treatment and communication of uncertainty for climate service providers.