The Met Office Informatics Lab combines scientists, technologists, and designers to make environmental science and data useful. We build prototypes to try out new technologies and techniques to push the boundaries of science, technology and design.
Working with local artists to re-imagine climate data
Developing and deploying a public-facing weather chatbot on Facebook.
Visualising global temperatures through time in 3D
Why scientific and technological research are now intertwined
We got bored doing tech odd-jobs, so we made a chat-bot called Labby instead
Weather models contain a wealth of information. How much can be extracted and put to use?
We all think we understand weather symbols, but does everyone agree?
"Alexa, when should I have a barbeque?" "Thursday should be great for a barbequeue!"
Our illuminating work on the Paignton Zoo Great Big Rhino Project.
We've seen some great sandpit-worlds. We're going to build one with weather!
Using open source tools for effective internal communication
Training meteorologists with virtual reality
Models create rich pictures of the atmosphere, let's look at them in detail.
Scraping, building, analysing
Working with Microsoft to create a big data weather and climate bot
Chatting to your IT infrastructure can be useful.
Massively parallel processing of large datasets using Iris.
Thoughts, tips and reflections from more exploration of distributed computation with dask and a scalable cluster.