Professor Jason Lowe OBE

Head of Climate Services / Chair in Interdisciplinary Climate Research, Priestley Centre for Climate Futures / Co-Lead, Using Data and Risk Analytics
Met Office / University of Leeds / UK CGFI

Professor Jason A. Lowe OBE is a Principal Fellow and Head of Climate Services for Government at the Met Office, and Chair in Interdisciplinary Climate Research, Priestley Centre, University of Leeds.

Jason has over 20 years of experience as a climate researcher and research leader, contributing to scientific journal publications on a diverse range of subjects relevant to both climate mitigation and adaptation. He recently led the UKCP project, which developed innovative new climate scenarios for the UK, and which was used extensively in the latest UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. He was also the Met Office lead on the UK Climate Resilience Programme. Internationally, Jason has contributed to all three working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and many UN climate reports. He regularly provides advice to Government and other stakeholders on climate variability and change.

A particular area of interest for Jason is the construction of high-end climate change scenarios. His early work in this area focused on constructing scenarios for the Thames Estuary 2100 project. He is currently involved in several initiatives focusing on better quantifying, communicating and applying these types of climate scenario.

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