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Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme

What is the Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership programme? 

The Met Office is a delivery partner on behalf of the UK government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT). We administer funding through our Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) programme. 

The WCSSP programme has been developing a global network of partnerships that harness the weather and climate scientific expertise of UK and partner countries to strengthen the weather and climate resilience of vulnerable communities around the world since 2014. 

Current projects in the programme 

International collaboration is vital to addressing the issues presented by global weather and climate change.  

Through the WCSSP programme, we are working collaboratively on projects that focus on the global challenges of weather and climate with partners in Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Southeast Asia.  

WCSSP programme projects and grants awarded:

Research impact

Since 2014, the programme has supported over 100 research projects that have advanced our knowledge of weather and climate science and created new or improved weather and climate services.

Discover more about the impact of the WCSSP programme through our WCSSP in numbers infographic.

Projects range from forecasting extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones to understanding the impacts of climate change. Find out more about the latest research developments



Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

Outputs from the WCSSP programme support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with world-leading weather and climate science. Through working in partnership around the world, we are building international meteorological capacity, saving lives and strengthening resilience and response to crises. The WCSSP programme particularly supports our work towards goal 13 (climate action) and goal 17 (partnerships for the goals). 

Find out more about how the Met Office supports the SDGs.

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Funding opportunities for the UK research community

There are currently no open funding calls, but you can visit our funding opportunities pages to find out about potential future opportunities.