An external view of the Met Office building at night.

Dr Matthew Menary

Areas of expertise

  • Ocean modelling
  • Variability and change in the North Atlantic Ocean
  • The ocean’s response to climate change
  • Scientific software design and implementation

Publications by Matthew Menary

Current activities

Matt is a senior scientist responsible for the evaluation and development of the physical ocean model, NEMO. NEMO is used throughout the Met Office and world-wide on timescales from days to centuries in a large variety of applications.

Matt’s work looks at reducing biases in NEMO compared to direct observations. He focusses primarily on the important region of the North Atlantic. He also works on more general analyses comparing multiple different climate models with a view to better understanding the role of the North Atlantic in historical and future climate variability and change.

Career background

Matt initially joined the Met Office in 2008 where he worked on climate change and variability in the North Atlantic Ocean. In 2016, in conjunction with Reading University and whilst working at the Met Office, he completed his PhD in dynamical oceanography. In 2018 he left the Met Office to work at Sorbonne Université and subsequently École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. In 2022 he rejoined the Met Office as a member of the Ocean Modelling Group.

External recognition

  • In 2017, Matt won the Early Career Scientist Award from the Royal Meteorological Society
  • In 2018, Matt received an EU “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship” at Sorbonne Université, Paris
  • In 2020, Matt received an “ERC-STG-Tremplin” award from the French National Research Agency