Dr. Steve Dorling
Innovations Director

Since 1997, Steve has been a Chartered Meteorologist under the scheme administered by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS). He began his career with the UK Met Office, stationed at Stansted Airport, gaining experience in all aspects of aviation meteorology. He then completed BSc and PhD degrees at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, during which time he developed particular interests in the way meteorology interfaces with Energy, Hydrology and Air Quality. After a Visiting Fellow position with Environment Canada in Toronto, Steve returned to Norwich in 1994 to take up a Faculty position in the School of Environmental Sciences, combining applied meteorological research with the teaching of undergraduate and masters meteorology courses. In recent years he has extended his research into the fields of Insurance-, Agro- and Wind Power-Meteorology. Steve has supervised ten successful PhD projects and has served on the RMetS Council and NERC Peer Review Colleges.

In 2001 Steve was a co-founding Director of Weatherquest. Today his role within the company is to lead on innovations relating to research and development and the launch of new services. Steve also facilitates work placement opportunities for students at Weatherquest, especially those studying at UEA and others who wish to come to the UK under EU-supported schemes. Most years, Steve leads a week-long undergraduate micro-meteorology and micro-climate fieldcourse to Cumbria. He is currently co-authoring a new textbook on Weather Forecasting, soon to be published by Wiley.