Laura Paterson

WMO Representative and Coordinator to the UN, World Meteorological Organisation, the United Nations

Laura joined the World Meteorological Organization in 2019 after 11 years with the Met Office, latterly as Chief Meteorologist. Prior to that she spent 5 months embedded with the British Antarctic Survey as a Meteorological Advisor. After graduating from The University of Edinburgh in 2007 with a BSc in Physics and Meteorology she became a Forecaster with Wilkens Weather Technologies.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources. WMO originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873.

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