Government invests £60m into Met Office climate research
Green funding news – by GreenWise staff
11th April 2012
The Government has announced £60 million worth of investment to support climate research and modelling at the UK’s Met Office.
The new funding
will be invested in the Met Office Hadley Centre’s Climate Programme
, which produces world class guidance on the science of climate change.
will enable the centre to continue its research and modelling into climate change over the next three years as well as invest in associated 'supercomputer’ capacity and hardware.
Ministers said the funding would ensure the UK maintained its leading global position in climate change research and that Government, businesses and other organisations were armed with the necessary information to mitigate against and adapt to climate change.
"The world-class research of the Met Office Hadley Centre has established the UK as a real authority in understanding the challenges of climate change. This new investment will ensure the Hadley Centre continues to provide us with the cutting edge evidence we need as we develop plans to prepare the UK for a changing climate," Environment Minister Lord Taylor said.
Almost £50 million of funding is being committed to the programme at the Hadley Centre, which will as well climate research
and modelling will carry out scientific research to support the cost-effective deployment of renewable energy.
Over £11 million will be spent on new high performance computing.
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