WOW! Delivering a smart cloud-based weather community – The Met Office’s ‘Weather Observations Website.

by Mark McDermott FInstSMM, Regional Manager SE Asia – Oil & Gas, Met Office

Recorded at InterMet Asia, Singapore, 2 – 3 June 2014

The ‘Weather Observations Website’ (WOW) reflects recent advances in technology and how weather observations can be collected. At the same time, the growing world of social networking online makes it relatively easy for anyone to get involved and share their weather observations. The Met Office is helping to co-ordinate the growth of the weather observing community globally, by asking anyone to submit the observations they are taking. This can be done using all levels of equipment, so there are no cost restrictions. This presentation aims to showcase WOW and the utilisation of Crowdsourcing.

About Mark McDermott

Mark heads up the Met Office Oil & Gas operations in Southeast Asia and is responsible for developing and managing the commercial relationships with clients in the region. Mark previously served in the Military for a number of years and latterly moved into commercial management. Mark has been with the Met Office for just under four years joining as  an International Account Manager. Mark was promoted to the Regional Manager SE Asia in September 2013.