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Developing solutions to global challenges is a collaborative endeavour. The Global Systems Institute aims to act as a hub for transformation through a Global Partnerships Programme, enabling partners to participate in co-creating and delivering the activities undertaken, and problems to be addressed.

In addition to developing new collaborative partnerships the Global Systems Institute is building upon several major existing partnerships such as the Met Office. The two organisations work together to tackle key challenges in weather and climate prediction as part of an in-depth research partnership which also includes the universities of Leeds, Oxford and Reading.

The University of Exeter’s areas of expertise for the partnership include: 

  • Mathematical formulation of Numerical Weather and Climate Prediction
  • Statistical modelling of weather and climate processes
  • Earth system modelling and processes
  • Climate Impacts 

The partnership has developed strongly since the Met Office relocated to Exeter in 2003 and there are in the region of 120 collaborative projects underway or in the pipeline, with a total value of £18million, including joint academic positions, studentships and research projects.