Climate data for reporting and decision making training

About this course 

The Climate data for reporting and decision making online training course, is climate data made easy. It will help you gain the skills you need to identify, access, interpret and communicate climate data and data-driven insights with confidence, credibility and impact. 


Who is this course for? 

This course is designed for consultants, analysts, or those in similar roles, who wish to be able to confidently use climate data, particularly UKCP18, to carry out climate change risk assessments either in-house or on behalf of other customers.  

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but basic understanding of climate science, numerate or science degree (or equivalent experience) and experience or knowledge of basic statistics will be advantageous. No coding skills are required. 


Why attend this course? 

Enhance your skillset 

Gain knowledge about a wide array of freely available climate data. Learn appropriate methodologies and techniques and become proficient in analysing, interpreting and communicating climate data effectively. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate formally validating your newly acquired skills and knowledge. 

Gain confidence 

Learn from climate data experts. Ask questions, receive feedback, test your skills and knowledge during interactive sessions. Network with like-minded professionals and grow your supporting community. 

Advance your organisation

Learn to draw on and leverage evidence-based insights to inform business strategy, adaptation plans, feed into the climate reporting such as TCFD or ARP and help meet regulatory requirements. 

Make a lasting impact

Develop your ability to carry out basic climate change risk assessments to help understand the potential impacts and opportunities a business may face in the future. Help make smart and informed business decisions and build your organisation’s long-term resilience to climate change. 


Course dates: 

The course will consist of 3 half day ‘face-to-face’ online workshop style sessions with modules from the free e-learning to be completed in between. 

  • 20, 22 and 24 September 2021
  • 22, 23 and 25 November 2021

Course price: 

Introductory offer of £799 for bookings made before 20 August 2021. 

How to book: 

To register your interest in the course, please email [email protected] and let us know which date you would be interested in attending, or if you would be interested in future courses. 


What you will learn: 

  • How to identify key climate hazards and the associated business impacts, risks and opportunities. 

  • What climate data is available and appropriate methodologies to analyse data for the purpose of climate reporting, with a focus on UKCP18. 

  • How to communicate climate data, insights and uncertainty effectively.  

  • How to visualise data to present your findings to stakeholders in a clear and engaging way. 

  • What the limitations of freely available climate data are and when further analysis may be required or desirable. 


How you will learn: 

The course will include a mixture of three interactive online workshops and free independent e-learning to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking and the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from Met Office experts.  

Each 3-hour online workshop will consist of content presentations, discussions, and break out room task sessions led and mentored by Met Office Consultants.  

In between the workshops, you will work through e-learning modules and the course instructors will be available to answer any questions you may have following your independent study time.   


Who you will learn from: 

Your instructors

The workshops will be run by Met Office Scientific Consultants and Scientists all of whom have a breadth of knowledge and years of experience in using climate change data. Industry expertise in this course is based on what we’ve learnt from delivering numerous climate risk assessments and helping various businesses find ways to adapt and build resilience. With broad experience of working with multiple industries and with access to the Met Office’s climate science, our instructors are experts in applying climate data to enable smart, data-driven reporting and decision making. 


The free e-learning modules have been developed by Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services, home to some of the world’s foremost climate science. During the course, you will be able to ask our experts questions relating to e-learning modules to check and improve your understanding. 

About Met Office

The Met Office is the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping you make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. 


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