Project Team

Our core project team members bring a wealth of expertise from Aotearoa New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Learn more about the organisations and individual team members below. 

Lead Organisation

Partner Organisations

Team Members

Greg Bodeker 
(Science Leader) Bodeker Scientific

Atmospheric and climate science researcher, software developer, and Director of Bodeker Scientific.
Learn more about Greg.

Mark Schwarz
(Leader) MetService

Consultant meteorologist with expertise in meteorological product design, instructional design and delivery. Learn more about Mark.

Tom Andersson
British Antarctic Survey

Data Scientist at the BAS Artificial Intelligence Lab, applying machine learning to climate science. Expertise in deep learning architectures and seasonal prediction. Learn more about Tom.

Albert Bifet
University of Waikato

Professor of AI and Director of of the Te Ipu o te Mahara AI Institute  at University of Waikato. Research focus on AI, Big Data Science, and Machine Learning for Data Streams. Learn more about Albert.

Leroy Bird
Red Sky AI

Machine Learning Engineer and Data Scientist, with a research focus on the intersection of AI and weather. Primary developer of RedSky AI's deep-learning based weather forecast model. Learn more about Leroy.

Scott Hosking
British Antarctic Survey

Founder and Leader of BAS Artificial Intelligence Lab, leading a team of scientists at the BAS AI Lab and The Alan Turing Institute. Research focus on AI and digital twin technologies for monitoring, understanding, predicting, and designing solutions for enviornmental change. Learn more about Scott.

Chris Noble

Senior Meteorologist - Science & Innovation, overseeing long-term strategic planning of weather forecasting capability: science and operational practice; and engagement with the WMO, NMHSs, and domestic stakeholders including government-level agencies.
Learn more about Chris.

Emily O'Riordan
Bodeker Scientific

Postdoctoral researcher at Bodeker Scientific working on artificial intelligence methods to improve the outputs of numerical weather prediction models. Learn more about Emily.

Greg Pearson

Meteorological Design Engineer, with extensive experience in atmospheric modelling and forecasting, and statistical techniques to improve model performance. Learn more about Greg.

Stacy Walters

Expertise in developing, extending and maintaining WRF and other global atmospheric chemistry models. Recently retired from NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA).

Tui Warmenhoven
He Oranga Trust

Science and Mātauranga Māori Collaborative Researcher, with expertise in community engagement, and incorporating Māori knowledge in research.
Learn more about Tui.

Annabel Yip
Bodeker Scientific

Project Scientist and administrator, with expertise in project and work programme management.
Learn more about Annabel.

Stakeholder participation

This project has an end-user focus, so we are continuously looking for stakeholder feedback and guidance throughout the project to ensure we meet your needs. If high-resolution weather forecasts would be beneficial to you, we'd love to hear from you.