Like most important projects, Meteored is made possible by the amazing human team behind it. Our Physicists, Meteorologists, Engineers, Designers, Journalists, Editors and others work everyday towards improving the products and services we offer as well as creating new ones to maintain our position at the forefront of meteorology.
The headquarters of Meteored are located in Spain. Here we introduce some of technical team who work at the forefront of meteorological R + D + I. It is a young team but with much experience and freshness...we present to you:
Francisco Javier López Martínez
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Trained economist, amateur computer scientist and passionate meteorologist. Javier co-founded Meteored back in 2000 and is responsible for coordinating the various teams and resources of Meteored with the goal of improving meteorological services.
Juan José Martínez Serrano
A Bachelor of Geological Sciences from the University of Granada with a passion for meteorology since childhood. Co-founder of Meteored in 2000, Juan Jose has turned enthusiasm into a job. His directing responsibilities are diverse and he is always looking for ways to improve Meteored as a whole.
Adrián Martínez Navarro
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Working with Meteored since 2008, Adrian is a computer specialist with a passion for software engineering. He is part of the backbone of the company, playing an important role in operational strategy for the business and its products, always promoting development from a shared team vision.
José Antonio Jiménez Pérez
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Passionate about computer science since a young age, Jose Antonio is always looking to the future. Since joining us in 2010 he has become an integral part of the company, always focused on optimization of resources and researching new technologies that allow the expansion of the business to its limits and beyond.
Marcos Molina Cano
Department of Meteorology Coordinator
Marcos joined Meteored in 2015, he coordinates the meteorology division keeping it in tune with rest of the company, developing and improving new products based on data from weather models, satellites and radars. A graduate of the University of Murcia with a degree in physics, Marcos is passionate about all things meteorology and computer science.
Juan Sánchez Segura
Juan is a computer engineer who spent years working on air quality modeling projects for the Region of Murcia in collaboration with the UMU physics department. After gradually moving towards working with meteorological models, Juan joined us in early 2018 and helps head up the Meteorology Department.
Raquel Lorente Plazas
D. in Physics from the University of Murcia since 2014, Raquel also holds a Master's degree in Geophysics and Meteorology from the University of Granada. The backbone of her research is regional atmospheric models, which she has been passionate about since she attended a summer school organised by the National Center for Atmospheric Science in Cambridge, and her doctoral thesis focused on the study of wind climatology in the Iberian Peninsula.Throughout her professional career, Lorente has worked as a researcher in Atmospheric Sciences in several U.S. centers and participated in projects to improve weather forecasting in mountain systems at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Notre Dame. In 2017, she studied the impact of floods due to moisture transport (Atmospheric Rivers) at the University of Washington and subsequently returned to the University of Murcia to study extreme rainfall in the western Mediterranean.During her scientific career, she has contributed to more than 20 scientific articles in international journals and has collaborated in more than 70 conferences. She has participated in the organising committee of the 11th Congress of the Association of Climatology (AEC), and has been a member of the European Geophysical Union (EGU) and the American Meteorology Society (AMS). She has also taught at the University of Murcia. Since 2019, she has been part of the Meteored Meteorology Department.
Laura Palacios Peña
PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Murcia, with a master’s degree in Meteorology and Geophysics from the University of Granada, having graduated in Environmental Sciences. Her speciality is meteorological and air quality models. She has worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford (UK) and at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL; USA). Laura joined the Meteorology department of Meteored in 2020.
Lydia Gascó Ayala
Full stack Developer
Lydia was born in Castellón with familial links to Murcia, after moving there a coincidence led to her joining the company in 2009. Together with Meteored she has learned and grown into something she hadn’t previously been passionate about. She loves to spend time with family, travel and whenever possible escape to hear the sound of the sea.
Isabel Martínez López
Web Developer and Country Manager
A graduate of Université Claude Bernard with a degree in computer science, Isabel is from Lyon and French by birth. She joined Meteored in 2013 and is a talented specialist in Web Development with the versatility to also act as the Meteored country manger as well as the country manager for the Tameteo.com portal.
Juan Carlos Martínez Expósito
Full stack Developer
With a degree in computer engineering and a passion for the world of software engineering, Juan Carlos is a valued part of our web development and services team. He contributes his wealth of knowledge and experience in web technology and the processes involved in the development and engineering of Meteored products.
David Martínez Moya
Computer engineer with a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Murcia. After finishing his degree and doing internships in several consulting companies, he arrives at Meteored. In the company he joins the web development and services team, where he will continue training and developing his skills.
Salvador Cayuela Espí
Graduated in Computer Engineering from the University of Murcia with a specialisation in Computing. He completed internships in various companies and ended up working for a consultancy, after which he joined Meteored in 2023 to the web development and services team, where he will continue to train with the latest technologies.
Cati Pelegrín González
Web Coordinator and SEO
A computer engineer and master of SEO, Cati joined Meteored in 2014 as a web developer. She has a range of responsabilities including advertising, optimization of search engine positioning and coordinating the web team. A Non conformist with a keen eye for detail, Cati brings to the team her experience, reliability and a feminine touch.
Juan Pedrosa Pérez
Computer engineer by both profession and vocation. Juan loves learning about new ideas emerging in the world of software development. After a few years as a consultant, Juan landed at Meteored in 2017 and has developed a great understanding of meteorological concepts. He is currently responsible for supporting the news sections of the various web portals.
Diego Jesús Ramos Rodríguez
Born in vera, Almeria, Diego always knew his future lay in the world of information technology. After graduating from the University of Granada Diego enrolled in the Meteored project to continue his training as a web developer. The rest is still to be written...
Francisco Javier García Sánchez
Computer engineer. He has been connected to the web world since the beginning of the internet. In 2020, he joined Meteored as a Web Development Specialist to continue to innovate across many projects. Personally, he is passionate about animals, the sea, sports and family.
Fernando Jesús Fernández Valero
Fernando, Technical Engineer in Computer Systems from the University of Almería, joined the Meteored team in 2015. He is currently part of the web development department where he is responsible for finding solutions to make it easier for users to interact with our services.
Belinda González Haro
Computer Engineer from the University of Granada. She joined the Meteored team in 2020 where she decided to start her professional career in an environment where she prioritises innovation; in order to continue training and deal with the latest technologies.
Jose María Parra Pérez
Computer engineer with a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Murcia. After graduating, he decided to join the web development team at Meteored to continue his vocation in computing and continue improving the accessibility of one of the best meteorology websites.
Miguel Ángel Carrasco García
Computer Engineer with a specialisation in Information Systems from the University of Murcia. After a brief experience in the sector, he decides to join Meteored with the intention of continuing to progress, being able to work with cutting-edge technologies and learning from the best.
Lucía Cáceres Cegarra
Lucía graduated with a Double Degree in Computer Engineering and Business Administration and Management at the University of Granada in 2023. Immediately after, she joined Meteored as a Web Developer, looking to start her professional career and contribute as much value to the team as she can.
Pedro Marín Álvarez
Part of the meteored family since 2013, a technical engineer in computer science from the University of Granada. Involved with green android since 2011, Pedro is an incessant defender of the Clean Code and efficient algorithms, always trying to be the latest and best in interface design and engaged in improving user accessability and experience.
José Miguel Pérez Caballero
iOs Apps Coordinator
A computer science engineer with Meteored since 2013, José Miguel is in charge of our iOS apps. For him it all started with a Spectrum computer as a child which led to programming becoming a hobby. He got his first at iMAC in college and has been an Apple fan ever since. He brings to the team his experience in iOS development and Swift platforms but also a great sense of humour making him a lot of fun to work with.
Alejandro Vicente Millán
Alejandro graduated in computer engineering with a major in software engineering from the University of Almeria. Specializing in the development of applications for mobile devices Alejandro has been working in the Meteored application department since 2016, first as an android and currently as an iOS developer.
Rocío Martínez Costa
Graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. Passionate about software development and new technologies, she joined Meteored’s multidisciplinary team in 2013. She currently works as a developer in the Android team, bringing her knowledge of software engineering, imagination and experience to add new functionalities and improve existing ones.
Francisco José Crespo Pérez
He graduated in Computer Engineering from the University of Murcia with a major in Software Engineering and after that, he joined Meteored in 2022. Since then he has been working in the Android team trying to contribute creativity, enjoying the progress made in the application and the good company environment.
Pedro Molina Peña
Graduated in Computer Engineering from the UMU. After studying a master's degree and working in consultancies, Pedro joins the Meteored team in 2023 as an iOS App Developer. He likes to learn and improve as a professional, and hopes to continue training and applying his knowledge to help the team.
Sandra Monrabal del Moral
Chief Communications Officer (CCO)
Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Jaume I University of Castellón in 2011, Master in Sustainability and CSR from the UNED in 2020. Sandra began undertaking digital projects as co-founder of qlikBar and Multidub. Since 2016 she has worked as an account executive and CMO in a communication agency. Passionate about communication and firmly convinced of the ability of companies to add value to society, she is now part of Meteored as Chief Communications Officer.
Juan José Villena
Graduated in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication by the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in 2009, Juanjo Villena has extensive training in meteorology, through courses such as ’A changing climate’ or ’Climate change and sustainable management of territorial resources’, both from the Climatology Laboratory of the University of Alicante.Passionate about meteorology since he was a child, Juanjo is a specialist in meteorological and environmental communication, and has extensive experience in the media, where he has been reporting since 2007. He started in the Vocento group through Las Provincias TV, as editor and graphic designer of the program ‘Meteo‘. He has worked as a predictor in several local radio stations and as a weather presenter in the Valencian delegation of TVE. He held the position of Administrator and Director of Meteovisión, until he joined our team in 2017, as Editor-in-Chief of Meteored. He currently collaborates with Onda Cero and the newspaper Levante, among others.In addition, he is the organiser and speaker of reference weather and climate dissemination events, such as those held in Beniarrés since 2013. At the same time, he is a storm chaser and photographer (City of Manises Award 2010).
Cristina Chuecos Pérez
Chief design officer (CDO)
Graduated in Graphic Design from the ESD of the Region of Murcia in 2016. She joins the Meteored team in 2023 to manage the graphic design department, working together with our multidisciplinary team to improve the most visual part of Meteored.
International Writing Team
Meteored also has an international writing team, spread across several countries around the world. Our meteorology experts and chief editors, with the help of their teams, provide us with weather related news in different countries and languages.
Spain Writing Team
José Antonio Maldonado
Director of Meteorology
José Antonio Maldonado studied Physics at the University of Seville and has more than 50 years of professional experience in the field of meteorology.After teaching as a high school teacher, in 1970 he joined, by competitive examination, the Faculty of Meteorology, now called the Higher Body of State Meteorologists. Shortly afterwards, he joined the National Institute of Meteorology (currently AEMET) and in 1986, he joined Televisión Española as Head of the Meteorology Area, a position he held for more than 20 years. There, he was in charge of the direction of the program “El Tiempo“, participating in the different news programs and taking care of the training of the journalists that joined the department. At the same time, he was a contributor to the newspaper ABC for 22 years and to ‘Cinco Días’ for a decade.Honorary President of the Spanish Meteorological Association (AME), Maldonado is also a member of the Governing Council of AEMET and Gold Medal of the Province of Seville 2010. In addition, he has received many other awards during his career, such as the “Scientific Award“ at the International Meteorological Festival of Issy les Moulineaux, the “Golden TP” and the award “Best European Weather Presenter 2006”, from the EMS (European Meteorological Society).In recent years, José Antonio's working life has been on the internet, joining our project in June 2019 as Meteored's Meteorology Director.
Francisco Martín León
Graduated in Physics from the University of Seville in 1977. Paco Martín joined the former INM, currently AEMET, where he has worked for more than 36 years, belonging to the bodies of Observer, Assistant Meteorologist and Superior Body of State Meteorologists. Francisco has held positions of responsibility within AEMET in the areas of Forecasting. In addition, he has been a professor in training courses for new personnel and courses for updating predictors.He has been invited by international organisations (WMO, EUMETSAT, some National Meteorological Services of Ibero-American countries, etc.) as an expert in forecasting, nowcasting and early warning systems. Also, he has participated in numerous lectures and informative events in Universities, Masters and Amateur Meetings in Spain and has conducted and coordinated studies on severe weather phenomena within AEMET.For more than a decade, within Meteored, he has been dedicated to the popularisation of meteorology and its related sciences with the management of the RAM where he is Coordinator.
José Miguel Viñas
After studying a degree in Physical Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid, José Miguel Viñas oriented his professional work towards communication and dissemination of meteorology in different media. He worked as a weather man at Antena 3 Television, between 1999 and 2003, and later, he began to collaborate in the program Radio Nacional de España “No es un día cualquiera”, with Pepa Fernández, for 15 seasons (2004-2019). His section “El tiempo del tiempo” was awarded a Mention of Honour in the 2006 edition of the “Science in Action” contest. He has also directed and presented the radio program “Los cuatro elementos”, in CMMedia during the years 2017-2018.At present, he combines his work as meteorologist for Meteored with collaborations in RNE (“De Pe a Pa”), in La 2 of TVE (“La aventura del saber” and “Órbita Laika”) and other media.He is one of the founders of ACOMET and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the AECC (Spanish Association of Scientific Communication). He also participated in the Spanish Antarctic Campaign between 2017-2018. Since 2013 he has been a consultant to the World Meteorological Organization. He regularly gives conferences and has written 7 books, the last of which is “Conocer la Meteorología. Illustrated dictionary of weather and climate” (Alianza Editorial, 2019). On his personal web page (divulgameteo.es) you can find more meteorological information.
Audiovisual Editor and Publisher
Graduated in Geography and Land Management in 2016 and Master in Planning and Management of Natural Risks in 2017, both from the University of Alicante. Samuel has extensive training in aspects related to Geography and risks of atmospheric origin, with participation in various conferences and events organised by research bodies or public entities.His love of meteorology is linked to the extreme weather events typical of the Mediterranean. Currently, Samuel has specialised in the field of Climatology and in the dissemination of information on the effects of climate change in the Mediterranean basin. He has an extensive career as a researcher and disseminator in the Laboratory of Climatology of the UA, attached to the Interuniversity Institute of Geography. He has been a trainer in the Cabinet of Natural History in Madrid to prepare the AEMET's meteorological observer competitions. He also collaborates with various local and regional media, and joined Meteored in 2019 as an audiovisual editor and publisher.He has participated in various conferences on meteorology and climatology as a speaker, and has published articles in prestigious national and international specialised magazines, focusing on aspects related to Geography, atmospheric risks and climate change in the Mediterranean. He is a member of the Association of Spanish Geographers and the Southeast Meteorological Association.
Graduated in Geography and Land Management from the University of Alicante in 2016. Subsequently, as a result of her passion for the climate and everything related to nature, Natacha Payá studied a master's degree in Climatology and the Media at the University of Barcelona, which she completed in 2018.Collaborated since September 2018 in our team, Meteored. Natacha considers that Tiempo.com is giving her the opportunity to continue training in this sector and to be able to transmit to the readers what she likes so much about the Weather.Currently, in addition to the above, she also contributes weekly to the newspaper Levante-EMV, a column dedicated to current issues related to meteorology and nature.Personally, she considers herself a very active person with good communication skills. Nowadays, she is very eager to get more training and become a good climatologist.
Former student of the physics degree of the University of Valladolid and current candidate for the State Meteorology Observer Corps.He is a great fan of meteorology, very interested in singular phenomena and deep convection and especially dedicated to its study and dissemination. He is a collaborating teacher at the Centro Huerta del Rey in Valladolid, specialised in students with intellectual giftedness and special educational needs and where he mainly develops learning and popularisation sessions of physics, astronomy and meteorology.He actively participates in the forums of “tiempo.com” (Meteored), especially in the project “Cases of Presumed Supercells in Spain”. He also forms part of the team of moderators of the forum and since 2014, he has been one of the administrators. He collaborates in the AME (Spanish Meteorological Association) photographic competition as a member of the jury and was a predictor on the old website of tiemposevero.es (Spain Severe Weather) dedicated to storm chasers and weather fans.Member of the Syrma Astronomical Society and President from 2013 to 2019. He has been a speaker giving talks and workshops on meteorology and climatology and has coordinated three Carlos Sánchez Magro Lecture Series given at the University of Valladolid by Spanish researchers and astrophysicists. He is also a lecturer at the Physics League, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the dissemination of physics, and a member of the American Society of Optics.
Graduated in Marine Sciences from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2016. Her desire to understand the way in which the oceans interact with the atmosphere prompted her to study a Master's degree in Meteorology, completed in 2017 at the University of Barcelona. An oceanographer and meteorologist by vocation, her great interest in helping to understand and prevent the changes that occur in the atmosphere due to anthropogenic activities led her to collaborate with the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research – CSIC, where she studied the different meteorological variables that influence the behavior of tropospheric ozone. In addition, Yurima has a year of experience in Radio Televisión Canaria as a meteorologist and weather presenter for the news, making her own weather predictions and editing weather content.Her passion for transmitting her knowledge about meteorology and climatology has led to her to being a collaborator with Meteored since 2021 as an editor of informative articles on meteorological matters.
AEMET Editor and Observer
Fernando Llorente Martinez studied Air Physics at the Faculty of CC Physics of the Complutense University of Madrid and passed the State Observer Corps examination in 1989, when meteorology in Spain was in charge of the National Institute of Meteorology.He was stationed at the Meteorological Observatory of the Villafría air base in Burgos between 1990 and 1992, and published numerous articles on Meteorology and Astronomy in the Diario 16, which was published in this Castilian capital, as well as a weekly prediction column.In his next assignment, between 1992 and 1994, at the egovia Provincial Observatory, he also published several articles on Astronomy and a weekly series on Introduction to Meteorology, all in the newspaper El Adelantado de Segovia, in addition to giving lectures at institutes in the province and cultural associations. He was in charge of the beginning of the Meteorology section in the local television of Segovia.Since his arrival at the INM headquarters in Madrid, now AEMET, in 1994 he has published a series of introductory articles to Meteorology in the RAM magazine and has participated for two years in the Meteorology courses given by COFIS, the Official College of Physicists.He currently collaborates weekly as an editor at tiempo.com and helps with the production of videos that can be seen in the RAM magazine.He is a great fan of meteorological and astronomical photography and some of his images have appeared in several books on meteorology published by José Miguel Viñas. He is also a member of the Spanish Meteorological Association, AME, in whose publications several of his meteorological photographs appear.
Graduated in Journalism from the Universidad Europea de Madrid, he has a Master's Degree in Social Communication of Scientific Research at the Universidad Internacional de Valencia, a Master's Degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociológicas and an Executive Master's Degree in Administration and Management of Airports and Airlines at Vértice Business School. He is currently a PhD student in Information and Communication at the University of Barcelona.Since 2001 he has been working as a meteorologist in the media. He has given weather reports in several Catalan and Andorran radio stations such as Radio Estudi Esplugues, Ràdio Despí, Ràdio Berga, Ràdio Principat and Ràdio Seu. On television, he made his debut in 2005 on Canal Méteo. Since 2007 it has been on La Sexta, with a short three-year break on 13TV in 2014. In 2013 he directed a project for the public television of Saudi Arabia. He has also written articles in magazines such as Altaïr and Skipper.He is a member of the Association of Meteorological Communicators (ACOMET) and the Catalan Association of Meteorological Observers of Catalonia (ACOM).
Pedro de la Fuente
Graduated in Geography and Territorial Planning from the University of Zaragoza. Master's degree in Applied Climatology and Media from the University of Barcelona. Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from the University of Zaragoza.He has collaborated and collaborates with local and national media such as Aragón Radio, Cuatro al día (Mediaset) and Conexión Aragón (Aragón TV).He is an editor, creator and disseminator of meteorological content on social networks and a member of Acomet.
Meteorology and environment disseminator
Graduated in Geography from the University of Barcelona en 2009, en Information Science Studies from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in 2020, and postgraduate in TV presenters at Blanquerna-Ramón Llull, Roger Solé has been working for more than 12 years in the field of meteorological communication and environmental dissemination in the media.RTVA - Andorran public radio and television - was his school, where he began to make weather forecasts together with other local channels in Catalonia, such as Olot TV.Between 2014 and 2017, isobars and anticyclones opened the way for him to develop other challenges within the media sector: he has been editor and manager of social networks en el programa ‘MeteoMauri’ of Catalunya Ràdio, producer-scriptwriter in ‘La Primera Pedra’, a morning infotainment program of Rac1 and speaker in ‘InfoTrànsit’ of RACC, carrying out the chronicles of road information in Catalonia. During that period, he was director and presenter of the program ‘Planeta Méteo’ on Ràdio 4-RNE Cataluña.He is currently a journalist in the communication department of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB), a meteorologist in Betevé and a collaborator in the program ‘De Boca a Orella’ on Ràdio 4-RTVE with the ‘atmosfèrics’ section. In addition, he is a member of the Col·legi de Geògrafs de Catalunya, the Catalan delegation of the College of Geographers of Spain.
Meteorologist and writer
Trained in meteorology as a meteorological observer at AEMET (2022), he has completed a climatology course taught at the UIB in 2016 and two specific vocational training courses in physics and meteorology (Barcelona, 2019).Since June 2020, he has been working as a weatherman for Diario de Mallorca and Mallorca Zeitung, making forecasts for the web, social networks and writing articles about meteorology. He also made weather forecasts for Diario de Ibiza. Since 2021 he has been a collaborator in the Cinc Dies de Ib3 program, making weather forecasts for the weekend and talking about various science and nature topics around the world.In October 2021 he published his first book "Los Secretos de los Cumulonimbos". He has managed, since 2014, the Balearic Corner of Meteorology in social networks, making weather forecasts, monitoring and dissemination. He has carried out various investigations in the field of Balearic meteorology that include, among others, the first formal climatology of severe storms on the islands as well as a study on the sea breeze in Mallorca and a supercellular event that affected Palma in September 2015.He has participated in various meteorology forums such as Meteo Illes Balears and Cazatormentas.net. He has always had a great interest in disseminating meteorology and making it accessible to the general public, emphasising those high-impact episodes that pose a risk to people and property.
Gemma Del Caño
Graduated in Pharmacy with specialisation in R+D+i and Industry, and with a master´s degree in biotechnology, innovation and food safety. She has been working for 10 years in the food industry, both in the quality department, as director of R + D + i and currently as technical director, having training as an auditor in BRC, IFS, ISO 22000 and ISO 9001.She is an associate professor in the Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Miguel de Cervantes European University in the topics of Food Legislation and Food Policy.She is also a member of the teaching team in the Master´s in Biotechnology, Innovation and Food Safety and in the Specialised University Course in Industrial Kitchen.Among her informative activities are the collaboration with the scientific dissemination platforms: Naukas, Desgranando Ciencia, Salud sin Bulos, as well as in different written press media such as Atresmedia and Revista Mía. She has appeared on radio with a section on food and food security on Radio Nacional de España in the program Gente Despierta and television on TV CyL 8 within the program “Vamos a ver”.She is the author of the book "No comemos como antes, y menos mal" (We don´t eat like before, and luckily") by Ed. Paidós.
Graduating in Audiovisual Communication from the Ramon Llull University, she has worked as an editor and presenter of all the meteorological information of the Prisa group, among which 'El tiempo' of the Cuatro Mediodía y Noche News, two daily programs on CNN+: 'Hoy' by Iñaki Gabilondo and 'Cara a cara', and her presence on other channels of the group such as Canal Viajar and Infometeo stand out. At the same time, she presented the same information in the different informative spaces of Cadena Ser.She previously worked at Canal Meteo, of the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation, which was broadcast on the old Canal Plus channel.Montse has more than 10 years of experience as an editor, and in organisation of sporting events, after working for companies such as EMR- Kosmos Tennis, TVE Sant Cugat or Dorna Sports, the organising company of the MotoGP World Championship.She currently combines edition with her work as Head of Internal Communication at After, the communication agency of Risto Mejide and Marc Ros, two well-known Spanish publicists.
Physicist and meteorologist
Trained with a master's degree in meteorology at the University of Barcelona and with a postgraduate course in climatology and media, also at the UB, she has expanded her knowledge in this science with a scholarship at AEMET (2015) and various training courses.Since August 2022, she has been working as a weather woman at ElNacional.cat, making forecasts and writing articles about meteorology. She has worked as a forecaster at the Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya, where she also communicated the weather forecast for television, the web and radio, and in Taikometeorologia. During 2020 and 2021 she co-presented the section “La volta a Catalunya” of the program “El nou temps del Picó”, in Betevé, where she toured Catalonia explaining the different climates of each region.She has also collaborated with different radio stations, such as Ràdio Sants, Hit Radio (Aragón) and Ràdio Illa (Balearic Islands).Her passion awoke from a very young age, watching the summer storms grow. This interest, along with her desire to build a planet from harmony and sustainability, are what drives her to communicate about climate change and meteorology.
José David Díaz Mohedano
Oenologist – Agricultural Technical Engineer
Student of Agricultural Engineering and Oenology at the University of Córdoba (ETSIAM), he currently works developing his activity as an Agronomist and Oenologist at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, in Montilla, Córdoba. He regularly collaborates in the AGROPOPULAR program (cadena COPE radio station) as well as in the AGROTÉCNICA magazine by writing articles related to Agriculture in Andalusia. Co-Founder of InspiraRural, a company focused on the sale of gourmet products from small producers in the province of Córdoba, as well as the development and management of technical training activities in rural areas, obtaining the first EMPRENDEUCO award for the best business project in 2022 applied to the province of Córdoba.
Belén Valdehita is a journalist from Madrid with more than 25 years of experience. She studied journalism at the Centro de Estudios Universitarios San Pablo CEU, and began her career collaborating with various print media, such as the magazines GEO, Tiempo, CNR, Car&Driver, Motor 16, Cambio 16... She also worked as a chief editor of the magazines Quad&Jet and Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida and as a communication director of the ABA Press agency.Her professional career later led to communication on the Internet, where se has collaborated providing content and as a community manager on blogs and websites such as Europeos Viajeros, Viajes Aristocráticos, FotoNostra, Astromía, Suite 101, "Viajes, Ocio y Placer" or Viajes para toda una vida.She currently works as a freelance content editor for websites such as Lifetime Trips, Hoteles.net and Tiempo.com.
Mexico Writing Team
Úrsula Pamela García
Ursula Pamela García is an environmental scientist with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the Universidad Veracruzana. For several years she worked as a Forecaster Meteorologist at the National Meteorological Service of Mexico.Her professional experience includes participation within NOAA, being part of the Tropical Desk and in courses of Tropical Meteorology offered by the National Hurricane Center, both in the United States. She also has international stays in countries such as China, Costa Rica, Peru, Puerto Rico and Guatemala.Her knowledge of radars, remote sensing, weather observation stations, numerical modelling and media outreach courses was certified by the Spanish State Agency for Meteorology (AEMET) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).In addition, she had the opportunity to be the first female Operational Meteorologist in Mexico, who along with the crew of the hurricane hunter plane went into and flew over Hurricane Simon on 4 October, 2014.
Juan Antonio Palma
Editor-in-chief and meteorologist
Private meteorologist since 2008. Juan Antonio Palma specialised in operational meteorology, design of cyber infrastructures for meteorological monitoring and analysis, as well as applications of the ECMWF model to meteorology, certified by the Spanish Agency of Meteorology (AEMET) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).He worked as an operational meteorologist at the National Meteorological Service of Mexico based at the Regional Hydrometeorological Center in Merida, Yucatan. He served as chief of the meteorology area in the newspaper "Por Esto!" and the television station "Tele Yucatán". He currently collaborates with digital media "Estamosaqui.mx". Founder of the project Yucatan Weather on Facebook and Twitter.
José Martín Cortés
He studied a degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the Universidad Veracruzana, located in Xalapa, Veracruz. Professionally, José Martín Cortés has been a forecasting meteorologist since 2014, working at the Center for Meteorological Studies and Forecasts of the Veracruz Civil Protection Secretariat.Since he was a child, he has been a big fan of everything related to the weather, always wanting to be a meteorologist. Fortunately, thanks to the family support and the drive he never lost, he made it. He has collaborated with the company SkyAlert Mexico making forecasts and monitoring weather systems, as well as giving interviews to several national and international media about events such as hurricanes, dust from the Sahara and cold waves, also attending live radio and television programs.In 2019 and 2020 he was invited to the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) to give talks on winter storms in the United States and Mexico.
Omar Payán Quinto
Ecologist and meteorologist
Omar Payán is an engineer in ecology from the Faculty of Zootechnics and Ecology of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, having graduated in 2000. He holds a Master's degree in Administration from the Faculty of Accounting and Administration, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua.He has almost 9 years of experience (2009 - 2017) as Head of the Weather Forecast Center of CONAGUA Local Direction Chihuahua. During that time he was responsible for the elaboration of regional forecasts, as well as dissemination to decision makers and media in the region, in addition to the responsibility of managing the network of meteorological stations of the National Water Commission.He has taken training courses in Logan, Utah and Victoria in Canada focused on the operation and maintenance of weather stations. He currently has a space on the nightly radio program Imagen Chihuahua, where he shares the weather forecast and general news regarding weather events.
Orlando Aurquia has a degree in Meteorology from the Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences (InSTEC) of the University of Havana, a Master's degree in Earth Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and currently works as a meteorologist in the digital channel N+MEDIA of N+.Graduating with a Gold Title from InSTEC, he was selected to be one of the students benefiting from a scholarship from the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) of Mexico. He has participated in congresses organised by the Meteorological Society of Cuba (SOMETCUBA), the Annual Meeting of the Mexican Geophysical Union (RAUGM) and the Mexican Organization of Meteorologists A.C. (OMMAC). He also participated in the seminars for the dissemination of science Cinedebate Nibiru, Qué onda con el tiempo (What's up with the weather) and Terramóvil at UNAM.
He studied physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM and later the postgraduate degree in astrophysics at the Institute of Astronomy also of the UNAM, where he obtained the degree of Master of Science. The last degree he obtained was a doctoral candidate in astrophysics.Since 2009 he has participated in outreach work within the framework of “Noche de las Estrellas” (Stars Night) and in 2013 he founded the “Astrofísicos en Acción” (Astrophysics in Action) company, a company for the public appropriation of science, where multimedia content is generated on social networks as well as scientific consulting. He had the opportunity to help write a Federal Law initiative for the protection of dark skies. He has participated by writing some articles for various blogs such as “Planeteando”.He currently collaborates, writing science segments for Radio IPN in its "Ciencia en Corto” (Short Science) section.He also runs a non-profit astronomy project called Astrofisicos.org that shares activities from astronomy groups and shares topics related to astronomy education.
Rocío López Fonseca
Rocío López Fonseca has worked in the media since the year 2000. Most of these 20 years were in Notisistema, Radio Metrópoli and Radio Vital.Her specialisation in the area of health began in 2004 and in 2009 she was part of the second generation of the Diploma in Public Health Journalism organised by the University Center of Health Sciences of the UdG.She is a producer, editor, reporter, and host of various information spaces, and specialised programs on health issues. She currently collaborates with the Channel of the University of Guadalajara as a reporter specialising in health issues.In addition to media collaborations, she hosts a podcast called “Pregúntale a Rox” (Ask Rox) to approach health and wellness issues for social media.She has several journalistic recognitions, among which the 2022 Grünenthal Prize stands out, related to the dissemination of information about chronic pain.
She is a freelance journalist, specialised in the environment and climate change. She has more than three years of experience covering climate change, recycling, energy transition, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management and health. Her work has been published in media such as Mongabay, Diálogo Chino, Climate Tracker, Different Latitudes, Nexos, Letras Libres, Este País, Botany One, Animal MX and Animal Politico.She has experience in cross-border coverage and climate negotiations. She participated as a reporter and co-coordinator of the coverage "Indispensable but invisible: the paradox of recyclers in Ibero-America" together with 10 journalists from Ibero-America, thanks to a grant from the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation and Latitud R. In 2021 she covered COP26 in Glasgow with support from Climate Tracker. She has a degree in Communication Sciences from UNAM and is an active member of the Mexican Network of Science Journalists, where she collaborates in the creation of workshops and in mentoring journalism students.
France Writing Team
Chief Editor, Weather specialist
Marc Hay graduated from the Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris IV with a Master of Applied Foreign Languages and he holds a Master's degree in Journalism (Superior School of Journalism).He has been working at BFMTV since 2014 as a journalist in charge of environmental issues. He also presents various weather reports of the chain from Monday to Friday from noon.Before working for BFMTV, Marc Hay had the opportunity to present “Météo à la carte” on France 3 for two seasons, replacing Laurent Romejko. He started his career with the Chaîne Météo where he presented the evening edition.Editor-in-Chief for tameteo.com since 2018, Marc Hay has been enthusiastic about weather since childhood.
Enthusiastic about the weather and the media for over 15 years, Guillaume Woznica has been an editor for tameteo since 2018.After gaining his first experience in local radio in 2007, he became a weather consultant for the radio stations of the Ouest-France group, including the station Hit West based in Nantes, in 2010. At the same time, he created an association of weather enthusiasts and a forecast website for western France.In September 2012, he joined the Hit West Morning Team as a weather columnist every day of the week. It is also from 2012 that Guillaume presents the weather forecast on television on the local channel TLC. He prepares and presents the weather forecast every evening.In February 2014, he arrived at La Chaîne Météo to co-present the morning show from Monday to Friday and regional weather reports. It also takes charge of the development and animation of social networks. At the start of the 2017 school year, he joined the LCI channel (TF1 group) to present the morning weather reports every day from 6 a.m.Interested in severe weather phenomena and long-term forecasting, Guillaume regularly analyses the evolution of the climate in the regional press.
Editor, Air quality design engineer
Clément Meirone has been enthusiastic about weather and climate since childhood. At the age of 15, he launched a specialized website only for the department of Yonne, where he is from. Météo89 had more than 35,000 social media subscribers and earned him the title of "youngster of the year" in the region in 2016.At the same time, he continued his studies in Geography and Environment, with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a Master II from the University of Strasbourg and the National School of Water and Environmental Engineering in 2019.After various internships in the voluntary sector and in the private sector, he is now a design engineer in the air quality sector, and plays a fundamental role for the adaptation to climate change.Since 2019, he has been writing articles for tameteo.com and covering weather news in France and around the world.
Originally from French Polynesia, Hinatea Chatal holds a Bachelor's degree in Information-Communication and a Master's degree in Human Resources in Papeete. She began her career by hosting her own radio show. Attracted by television, she co-presents the Franco-Tahitian talk show: Fare Ma'ohi on Polynesia La1ère (FranceTV Group).Driven by new challenges, she decided to pursue her professional career in Paris. Enthusastic about travel and environment, she got into the weather business at La Chaine Météo and quickly became a wild card at CNews. At the same time, she hosts a radio show at TropiquesFM where she offers cooking, travel and weather chronicles and makes listeners aware of the problems of the Overseas departments and territories.Hinatea is also a member of the Forum Météo Climat alongside the most emblematic weather presenters and participates each year in the Forum in Paris. Since 2020, she has written various articles for tameteo.
Graduated in Political Sciences in Strasbourg, and with a master's degree in Risk management and insurance, Anthony Kaczmarek worked, in particular, on the notion of nudge and its application in water management policies. Passionate about meteorology since childhood and a radio announcer since 2016, he left the world of research in 2017 to join the media. Graduated from the Studio Ecole de France in 2019, he joined the RTL editorial staff as a weather journalist (freelance) the same year, and then to the RMC one in the summer of 2021.He is also a generalist journalist for the written press group EBRA, and occasionally works as an editorial assistant for television.
Florian Pasiecznik has been interested in the weather for nearly 20 years. Over the years, his interest in this science only grew and he subsequently devoted all his time to it. After a scientific baccalaureate followed by a degree in Geography and Regional Planning in Metz, Florian was hired in a meteorological study office.In 2011, he founded Météo Lor’, which became an association in 2013. Through this structure, followed by more than 42,000 people, he provides local content to inform and raise awareness of the various meteorological risks. This involves holding information stands and raising awareness of meteorology, particularly during the world's largest gathering of hot air balloons near Metz.Interventions with the various media are also part of his activities, always with the aim of providing local weather information.His studies allowed him to refine his knowledge of meteorology and climatology but also to train in risk management. Florian is also interested in the impact of climate change on the environment and more particularly its consequences on the agricultural world.
Tristan Bergen has been passionate about meteorology since a young age. With a degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Nice/Sophia-Antipolis and a master's degree in Disaster and Natural Risk Management from the University of Montpellier III, he decided to devote himself fully to his passion at the end of his studies and to try his luck in the field that fascinates him.After founding his company in 2018, he is now a professional forecaster, social media manager and web editor and meteorology is an integral part of his daily life.
Italy Writing Team
Graduated in 2012 in Geology with applications in Engineering, Territory and Geological Risks at the University La Sapienza of Rome, Lorenzo Pasqualini started collaborating in 2009 for newspapers and magazines related to geology, environment, meteorology and current affairs. In 2012, he attended the Laura Conti environmental journalism course in Savona, and has been a member of the Lazio Region Journalists' College since 2013.Enthusiastic about meteorology and journalism from an early age, Lorenzo has collaborated for several years with Meteoweb and with the well-known local news publication from Rome, “la Quarta”. He lived for several years in Spain, in Oviedo and Madrid, gaining a deep knowledge of the country. From Madrid, he collaborated with important Italian daily newspapers, including “il manifesto”, with in-depth articles, reports and news from Spain. In 2012, he founded the news page for Italy and Spain “El Itagnol”, a reference for the Italian community in the Spanish territory.From 2017, he joined the Meteored team as editor-in-chief of the Italian website “Ilmeteo.net”. For his work as an Italian journalist in Spain, he received the award of the Committee for Italians Abroad (Comites Madrid) at the Consulate of Italy in the "journalism" section. Currently, he continues to collaborate with Italian and Spanish newspapers from Rome and Madrid.
“Meteorologist technician”, according to WMO standards, Dekra certified. In 2011, Daniele Ingemi started studying meteorology, attending a specialization course in synoptic meteorology and medium and short-term forecasts, studying conceptual models for the Euro-Mediterranean area, at the Italian Air Force. Since 2010 he has started collaborating with many local newspapers, radios and television media, as a forecaster and populariser. From 2013 to today he has held the position of meteorologist at the online newspaper Tempostretto.Since 2015 he has held the private activity of meteorological consultant, making local forecasts for some small municipalities in Sicily and private companies, operating in the sector of energy production, transport and agricultural activities, which require detailed and accurate forecasts for the single territorial area.Since 2016 he has been registered with the Order of Journalists of Sicily, as a journalist. Between 2016 and 2018 he collaborated, as forecaster and meteorological analyst, for a Hungarian newspaper and a Russian scientific journal, writing articles that dealt with synoptic and study of extreme weather phenomena, such as floods, wind storms, heat waves and droughts.In April 2019 he took the Dekra certification, as a "meteorologist technician" according to WMO standards. Then he has enrolled in the AMPRO, the Professional Weather Association, where he holds the position of "meteorologist technician".He mainly deals with dynamic meteorology, synoptic and study of extreme meteorological phenomena, and marine weather forecasts for the lower Tyrrhenian, the Strait of Sicily and the Ionian Sea.
Luca Lombroso is AMPRO Meteorologist, environmental communicator, lecturer and editor. He is a meteorologist consultant for various organizations, including Bologna Airport. He is a meteorologist technician at the Geophysical Observatory of DIEF UNIMORE. He is president of the Emilia Romagna Meteo Association. His weather experience particularly matured in the 1990s through courses abroad and his participation as a forecaster in the 1999 MAP Project. He is an expert in forecasting extreme weather phenomena and snowfalls. Television character and meteorologist, currently he collaborates on TV with Licia Colò on TV 2000 and with Agorà on Rai Tre. At Radio Due he often speaks to Caterpillar AM and to Miracolo italiano programs.Author of various books, the latest ”Ciao Fossili cambiamenti climatici resilienza e futuro post carbon” (Hello Fossils, climate change, resilience and future post carbon), Artestampa Editions. He has received awards including ”Bilancia d'oro” in 2006, and in 2013 ”Un Bosco per Kyoto”, ”penna d'autore” and the literary counter-prize Carver 2013 and 2016. He has participated in various "climate summits" of the United Nations including COP 21 in which the Paris Agreement was approved.His dream for the future is to live and telework with zero emissions in the forests of Costa Rica, where he manages an experimental weather station at the Karen Mogensen Reserve.
Enthusiastic about meteorology from an early age, after graduating in Atmospheric Physics and Meteorology at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Bologna, Luca Ciceroni works as a collaborator at the CNR (National Research Council) in the laboratories of the ISAC (Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences).In 2005 he was hired by Sky Italia under the direction of Emilio Carelli as a reviewer meteorologist, presenter and weather-reporter for the SkyMeteo24 channel. In a few months Luca gains space in the channel and is entrusted with external services also for SkyTG24. After the positive experience as a weather-reporter in 2009, he will be entrusted with other assignments, always related to significant meteorological events, including the historic snowfall of 2012 in Rome.Since 2007 he has collaborated daily with RadioStudioDelta, such as a meteorologist. Since 2011 he has been a member of the Order of Journalists of Emilia Romagna as a journalist. In June 2018 he left Sky to pursue a career as a ‘freelancer‘. In September 2018 he approaches mobile journalism (MOJO) which, thanks to new technologies and closely linked to social platforms, allows to reach citizens in a transparent and rapid way. The goal is to be in the right place at the right time and that's just what a ‘meteo reporter’ needs.In September 2019, following the evaluation of the AMPRO Executive, he joined the first and only association of professional meteorologists in Italy. Browsing through the meteorologist's social profiles, it is easy to realise his passion for travel, nature and also for electronics, the latter linked above all to meteorological instruments.
After completing a bachelor’s degree in Physics at La Sapienza in Rome, she also obtained a master’s degree in Physics, with a specialisation in Geophysical-Space, at the University of L’Aquila. During the master’s course she collaborated through CETEMPS (Center of Excellence for the Integration of Remote Sensing Techniques and Numerical Modeling for Forecasting Severe Meteorological Events) for the creation of weather forecasts for the Rai headquarters in Abruzzo. Subsequently she took the exam at DEKRA to obtain the meteorologist certification recognized by the WMO (World Meteorological Organization).Since September 2018 she has been collaborating with Rai as a meteorologist and she is author of texts in the meteorological, climatological and environmental fields both at a regional level, again for Abruzzo, and at a national level.Since 2022, the collaboration with Rai has expanded to include articles about astronomy and space.
Sergio Messina is Researcher Astronomer. He graduated in Physics in 1993 and, subsequently, got the PhD in Astrophysics in 1998 at the University of Catania. It has been since 2000 permanent Researcher Astronomer of the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics based at the Catania Astrophysical Observatory.His research activity deals with phenomena of magnetic activity and variability in young stars of solar type, with the characterization of stars with exoplanets, evolution of stellar angular momentum. He is also involved in the GAIA and PLATO space missions of the European Space Agency (ESA). He is the author of about 250 articles in high impact-factor peer-reviewed international scientific journals.He has been conducting research and dissemination activities in the field of climate and climate change for several years. His book "Understanding climate changes: the first step" dates back to 2017. His research in the fields of meteorology and climate is carried out using both satellite observations and measurements from networks of ground-based weather stations.It conducts dissemination activities using the personal blog “Cambiamenti climatici…per non specialisti” and the Facebook page “Comprendere i cambiamenti climatici”.
Portugal Writing Team
Alfredo Graça graduated in Geography from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto in 2017. He currently attends the 2nd year of the Master's Degree in Risks, Cities and Spatial Planning at the same institution. He is doing an internship at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Porto and has completed a mobility period under the Erasmus program at the Geography Department at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona between September 2018 and February 2019. He took summer courses related to Geography at the Geography and Spatial Planning Institute at the University of Lisbon (2013) and at the University of Oxford (Oxford Summer Courses, 2015).In 2018, he presented a project at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto about the historic parish of São Julião (Portalegre), within the framework of IJUP (Research Meeting Young of the University of Porto). In the same year, in September, he was one of the authors of the poster on sea level variation published in Research Gate, which was exposed at a conference on climate change at the Faculty of Lettres of the University of Porto. He has been editor-in-chief of the Meteored news section, in the tempo.pt team, since January 2018.Since he was a little boy, he has a passion for nature, in particular for everything that involves Geography, weather and climate. From the beach and the oceans, to the sky and the mountains, from the smell of plants and trees to the contemplation of the amazing beauty of thunderstorms and volcanoes.
Trending and Science news Editor
Joana Campos graduated in Geography from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto, in 2017. She is currently attending the last year of the Master's in Risks, Cities and Spatial Planning, at the same institution. Writing for a news site is her first experience in the field.She participated in a poster on sea level variation published in Research Gate, which was exhibited at a conference on climate change, at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, in September 2018. From January 2019 to April of the same year, she was in Bari, in southeastern Italy, where she did an internship at Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali, where she also collected data for her Master's dissertation.Since she was very young she has a special love for the climate and everything that it involves, which was the main reason for choosing her study area.
Trending and Science news Editor
Teresa Abrantes has a degree in Physics from the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon with 35 years of service at the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere formerly the Institute of Meteorology. She withdrew from the institute in 2014. Since 2014, she has been teaching Meteorology at the Higher Institute of Education and Science in the Civil Protection Engineering Course and working as a meteorology consultant on World Bank projects. She participated in a project in Pakistan and collaborates in a project in Mozambique and Angola.For 19 years she was part of the team of meteorologists who presented the weather report on two Portuguese television channels. Throughout her professional career at the institute she worked mainly in the field of meteorological forecasting and vigilance. She held different management positions, she was a member of several national and international working groups and was a national representative in different international groups and committees, including the World Meteorological Organization. She is a member of the Portuguese Meteorological and Geophysical Association.She participated and presented works in several national and international conferences, related to her specialisations in weather forecasting, remote sensing and meteorological support to fight forest fires.
Trending news Editor
Graduated in Geography from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto in 2012, João Tomás acquired love for climatology during his degree, and especially during his Master's in Risks, Cities and Spatial Planning, which ended in 2016.He has specialised in Risk Prevention and Spatial Planning, having participated in several colloquia on these topics. Currently, João Tomás is studying a Master's degree in Geography teaching at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning / Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon, and he teaches in the third cycle and in secondary school. As a teacher, his role is to help students understand climatology, meteorology, and all associated phenomena. He has been collaborating as an editor at Meteored since June 2019.
Paula Gonçalves graduated in Geography (2014) and Master in Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Planning (2016) by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto, where she found her fascination with Cartography, Applied Climatology, Public Health and Natural Risks.Since the end of the degree, she has been involved in research projects related to climatology, namely participating in an International Citizen Sensing project - urban climate resilience through participatory risk management systems, between 2018 and 2020, she participated and presented works in several national and international conferences, more related to her specialisation, she had the privilege, in 2017, of teaching applied Climatology, as a guest assistant, at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto and is also a founding member of the Portuguese Association for Geographic Information Systems.Of all the published scientific works, it is worth highlighting her participation as co-author in the books O(s) Climas de Gaia and Plano Metropolitano de Adaptação às Alterações Climáticas: Metroclima. Porto.She is currently a Geographic technician at the Forestry Technical Office in the Municipality of Vale de Cambra.
He has a degree and a Masters in Geography (with an average mark of 20). He has a PhD in Geography and Regional Planning from the University of Minho and a PhD in Geography - Global Change and Natural Systems from the University of Barcelona with the highest classification and distinction and commendation.He is also a researcher at the Laboratório de Paisagens, Património e Território (Lab2PT) and collaborator of the Climatology Group of the Instituto de l’Aigua (IdRA, Climatology Group - Barcelona). In recent years, he has been implementing some methods of citizen participation within the scope of research in climatology and tourism.He has published articles in the main international journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge and SCOPUS and some book chapters in some of the main international publishers. He has presented about a hundred papers in national and international conferences and workshops, some of which related to the subject of climatology, and has won 10 awards for his academic achievements. He is a member of the International Society of Biometeorology - Climate, Tourism and Recreation section and is a scientific reviewer of some renowned national and international journals.From an early age, he aroused his interest in issues related to weather, climate and climate change and in how various sectors of activity affect and are affected by their effects.
José Miguel Dias
José Miguel Dias graduated in Geography and Regional Planning from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Nova University Lisbon and has a postgraduate degree in Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning from the same institution.In more recent years he has developed several specialisations in the areas of civil protection and emergency management, disaster risk management/reduction and currently in the areas of catastrophe and humanitarian crisis management. He has two scientific papers published in the Chilean journal LOGER, Revista Científica de Logística y Gestión de Riesgos and an issue in the newsletter of the Center for Studies and Intervention in Civil Protection.Since 2021, he has been working as a volunteer firefighter. He is a volunteer member of VOST Portugal since 2019 and in 2022 he began to collaborate as an intern at the Association Doctors of the World (Portugal). Professionally, he works as a technical consultant in the areas of spatial planning and urbanism. He is also a junior trainer at UNGM/UNDSS/UM.
Argentina Writing Team
With a degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Christian Garavaglia knew how to turn his passion into his profession from the age of 12. He developed his career during these years in areas that were suitable for channelling his clear passion for weather forecasting, early warning and the dissemination of meteorological information to society.He began this path as a student and was part of the Forecasting Group of the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences (UBA). Then, he joined the National Meteorological Service where he has been working as a forecaster since 2010.In 2013, he began to complement his daily work as a meteorologist by bringing information to the public through various media. On TV he was a weather presenter for three years on the 360tv news and co-hosted a magazine on DirecTV Sports dedicated to the world of sport and snow. He also had several participations as guest meteorologist in news and magazines in the main TV channels (Canal 13, Telefe, Telenueve, C5N, Fox Sports, among others).He was part of the multidisciplinary team Agrolink, dedicated to the information of the agricultural world, being a radio columnist in Radio10 and writing notes for the web portal. He also worked in news portals and radio stations in the province of Tucumán. He collaborated many times with the main written media and news portals in the country (Clarín and Infobae among others).Since 2018 he joined the Meteored team to develop and carry out the project in Argentina as Chief Editor. Now, he coordinates a work team made up of 5 professionals who keep one of the most important weather portals in the country updated on a daily basis.
Meteorologist, TV Columnist
Marina Fernandez has a solid background in natural sciences, which allows her to understand the physical processes that occur in the atmosphere, and the complexity of the interactions with the rest of the environment.She studied a degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences (DCAO-FCEN) of the University of Buenos Aires. She complemented her studies with the Environmental Management course in the postgraduate area of the Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering, at the National Technological University, and with several short courses such as Specialisation in Spectroscopic Techniques for the Measurement of Atmospheric Pollutants, at CITEDEF.She actively collaborated with projects and publications in different research areas, under the direction of outstanding professionals at CONICET.She actively participated in the area of scientific dissemination within and outside her faculty. She was an educational guide, in events organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT) and the Max Planck Society of Germany.She was part of the Argentine National Meteorological Service until 2011, for the Environmental Monitoring Program of the Uruguay River.She currently works as a meteorologist (weather forecaster and columnist on natural phenomena) for Todo Noticias (TN), one of the most prominent news channels in Argentina.
Cindy Fernández studied a Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Sciences, with an orientation in Agrometeorology, at the University of Buenos Aires/a>. Since the first years of her meteorology career, she volunteered in different scientific dissemination activities, inside and outside the university.Since 2015, she has been part of the National Meteorological Service's Press and Citizen Communication team, where she was trained as a, donde se formó como weather communicator. In addition to being the spokesperson of the organisation, she is also part of the editorial committee of Meteoros Magazine and the social networks team. For more than 5 years she has been featured in different media and participated as a guest meteorologist in different news programs.For the third season, she participates as a columnist in the popular science program La Liga de la Ciencia, on public TV, where she deals with issues related to weather phenomena and climate change.At the beginning of 2019, she joined the team of professionals at Meteored Argentina, where she works as a news editor.
Enzo Campetella is a meteorologist who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1993. In addition to his training in meteorology, he is a surface meteorological observer. For just over 3 years he developed skills as a meteorological forecaster for the Argentinean Meteorological Service. Then his activity focused on providing meteorological advice to companies in the private area.Parallel to meteorology, he has developed skills in journalism, being a correspondent for different media in the National Congress of Argentina between 1995 and 2007. The experience gained helped him to perfect his own communication strategy, participating for several seasons in radio programs to help agricultural producers in times of late frosts. The Radiocentígrado cycle on LU18 Radio El Valle was one of the most emblematic in the upper valley of the Río Negro in Patagonia.As part of his outreach work, he has developed meteorology courses for amateurs, and is currently leading a project to take this idea to a larger scale with his Internet presence through the We are the Climate site.
Leonardo De Benedictis
Leonardo De Benedictis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Sciences with a focus on Synoptic Meteorology and graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 2006. He also took courses such as "Seminar on Aeronautical Operational Meteorology" and "Course on Analysis and Interpretation of Satellite Images" both given at the National Meteorological Service. In addition, he completed the "IV Ibero-American Course on Satellite Meteorology" given by the training center of the Spanish Cooperation - EUMETSAT in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.Currently, he specialises in weather broadcasting in media such as Radio Continental since 2007 and Canal Rural from 2013 to date, as well as other radio media, such as Radio 10, Los 40 principales, Radio Pop, Rock & Pop among others, and television media, such as 360 Tv.Together with Doctors from the University of Buenos Aires he presented scientific papers como “Relationship Between the Occurrence of South American Low Level Jet and Daily Precipitation and Temperature Extreme Events” en el 1° International CLIVAR Science Conference en Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He also participated in the 9th and 10th CONGREMET, presenting papers on synoptic meteorology in the "XIV Jornadas de Jovens Pesquisadores da AUGM" of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil and at the "4th International Verification Methods Workshop", Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in Helsinki, Finland.In October 2009, he was awarded the Diploma of Honor for "Meritorious Performance" by the National Meteorological Service.
Meteorologist / Science journalist
Meteorologist and scientific journalist, he has a degree in environment and is a Ph.D. student in Geography. He completed specialisations and postgraduate courses in Climate Change, Smart Cities, Resilient Cities, Sustainable Development, Early Warning Systems and Basin Management in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Panama, Spain, the United States and Italy.He worked for 20 years in the National Meteorological Service of Argentina and at Canal Trece in Buenos Aires, where he hosted his own meteorology program and was co-host of an agricultural program; he also worked on Canal Rural, on the news channels TN and La Nación +, and currently hosts a weekly on Chacra TV. He also worked in radio and written press, being the author of two books.He is an international consultant and lecturer on Climate Change, Smart Cities and Risk Management; researcher and postgraduate professor at the University of Salvador (USAL) and at the University of the Center for Macroeconomic Studies of Argentina (UCEMA), as well as at the International Climate Resilience Research Network (RIPERC) - State University of the West of Paraná (UNIOESTE ) in Brazil. Appointed Argentine expert in ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience, he is also a member of the group of experts on Urban Resilience of the Regional Office for the Americas of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).He is the director of Hydrometeorology in the Municipality of La Plata and of the Early Warning System for the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.
Mariela de Diego
Communicator. Scientific journalist
Mariela de Diego has a degree in Communication Sciences with a specialisation in journalism from the University of Buenos Aires and she is studying a master's degree in Scientific Communication.Since 2013, she has been responsible for Press and Citizen Communication at the National Meteorological Service of Argentina, where she produces informative and outreach content.She is an ambassador on the Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion and Diversity of the American Meteorological Society. She was part of climate communication working groups at the World Meteorological Organization and was responsible for the communication of the Drought Information System for Southern South America (SISSA).In addition to being an editor for the popular magazine Meteoros, she worked and collaborated in organisations and publications in the aeronautical field. In her spare time, she writes narrative and participates in literary workshops.
Brazil Writing Team
Meteorologist who graduated from the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo. Later joined the group of meteorologists from SOMAR Meteorologia, working with weather and climate forecasting with an emphasis on the energy and agricultural sectors, as well as media diffusion.Passionate about meteorology and interactions with the biosphere, Tiago further specialised in the study of climate focused on agriculture, gaining a Master's in Meteorology at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Rio Grande do Sul. At the same institution, Tiago contributed to the Climate Research Group, participating and elaborating climate discussions for Brazil.In 2018, he joined our team as Chief Editor of Meteored for tempo.com website and continued working with weather and climate forecasting as Meteorologist and Consultant for Oráculo Meteorology.
Meteorologist graduated from the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of São Paulo, where she also acquired her Master of Science degree, in 2018, and currently holds her doctorate in Meteorology.During her years of experience in Meteorology, Paola Bueno acquired extensive knowledge in computational aspects, data analysis and in the elaboration of weather and climate forecasts, collaborating with the work developed by the IAG/USP Climate Studies Group. A professional always engaged and determined in the development of new research and meteorological products that directly contribute to the advancement of science in Brazil, environmental preservation and to society in general.“Since I was a child I have always been an attentive observer of sky, always curious. Today my profession allows me to understand every movement of clouds and still allows me to pass on all this knowledge, which makes this profession even more rewarding!"
Meteorologist graduated from the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) of the University of São Paulo (USP), worked as meteorologist at the Fundação de Estudos e Pesquisas Aquáticas (FUNDESPA) and as researcher at the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP).Matheus Manente was also one of the founding partners of Oráculo Meteorologia, where he developed services, provided meteorological consultancy for large companies and developed an agrometeorological app with short, medium and long-term forecasts focused on rural producers.In addition to meteorology, Matheus also has a career in music and, in 2020, he joined the Meteored team as editor for the website tempo.com.
Amanda Souza is a Brazilian professional who has the position of editor at Meteored Brazil. She is a Meteorologist who graduated in 2017 at the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI) She brings to the team her experience with short, medium and long term weather forecasts. In academic life, she sought to improve her knowledge in Synoptic Meteorology, working with the Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies (CPTEC/INPE), having being awarded at the National Congress of Meteorology with the work “Characterisation of Frontal Systems in Tropical and Subtropical Latitudes of South America”.In her career, she went beyond synoptics and sought greater knowledge in agriculture, specifically, how the weather and climate could positively or negatively affect rural producers and different cultures in the country. In addition to being an analytical meteorologist she became a coordinator of the forecast team at Somar Meteorologia, where Amanda proved to be a great communicator. There, she was able to explore the media through important national broadcasts, including weather forecasts on television and radio daily.
Meteorologist who graduated from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). During her studies, she was part of the Meteorological Magazine as a writer, in addition to participating in two Scientific Initiation projects focused on Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction.Currently, she is doing a master's degree in the Graduate Meteorology Program at the Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), developing research in the analysis of wind speed patterns in Northeast Brazil. She is a communicative person and is always looking to improve her knowledge, so she created the Braz Meteorologia profile on Instagram to disseminate meteorological subjects in a more didactic way, as she believes that sharing knowledge is essential these days.
Physicist and Master in Astrophysics from USP, Roberta is currently a PhD student in Astrophysics at the same university. She specialises in Computational Physics and Artificial Intelligence. She is currently working at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Astrophysics publishing the First AI Simulation of a Black Hole. Her work was recognised internationally and nationally, being disclosed by the federal government itself. She works mainly on prediction of magnetised fluids using AI, with astrophysics applications.In 2021, she won a Best Artificial Intelligence Application award at M2L for this work. Recently, the work was one of those chosen to be presented at the Google event, Women in ML. She promotes science on social networks under the username @import_robs, with more than 100,000 people following her. She is also a screenwriter for the channel Ciência Todo Dia, where she writes about various subjects involving Physics and Artificial Intelligence. She has participated in several well-known podcasts and programs promoting Astronomy and AI.
Ana Flávia Martins
As a meteorologist graduating from the Institute of Natural Resources of the Federal University of Itajubá, she began her passion for agrometeorology during her internship at Agricultural Research Company of Minas Gerais, working on the estimation of the productivity of Oliveira.With the growing desire to work in this field, Ana Flávia Martins is currently a PhD and Master student in Environment and Water Resources at UNIFEI. In the academic field, she contributes to research projects on the impacts of climate change on temperate crops, improving her knowledge and encompassing her experience in agrometeorology, climate change, modelling and programming. In parallel, in 2022 she joined Meteored Brasil's edition team.
Cátia Braga holds a meteorology and a master´s degree from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPEL) and a specialisation in Environmental Education in Sustainable Educational Spaces from the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS). She was a professor at the Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina (IFSC), at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) and at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS). In addition, she contributed to the executive board of the Brazilian Society of Meteorology (SBMET) in the period 2015-2016.Her vast experience includes coordinating the Meteorology Center of the Government of Mato Grosso do Sul (Cemtec-MS/Agraer) and, mainly, working with the media acting as a meteorologist at ACAERT (Santa Catarina Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters), providing the weather forecast for various radio stations in Santa Catarina, and NDTV (RECORD Santa Catarina) as producer and presenter. Currently, is collaborator at the company Braga´s Inteligência, Comunicação e Negócios and is an advisor for institutional relations at the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET).
Graduated in Biomedicine from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), with majors in Biochemistry and Clinical Analysis. Master's and PhD in Neurosciences (UFRGS), with Post-Doctorate in Biochemistry (UFRGS). Currently, she is assistant professor at the School of Health at the University of Vale dos Sinos (Unisinos), for the courses of Medicine, Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, coordinating the Biomedicine courses, in person and hybrid modality. She was one of the main voices of science on twitter in 2020 and 2021 (IBPAD/SciencePulse). She is the organiser of the Pint of Science in Porto Alegre, which aims to disseminate and popularise science. She is creator and coordinator of the Rede Análise (@redeanalise on twitter), member of the network #TodosPelasVacinas. During the year 2021, she participated as a member of the InfoVid group and as a guide in the Team Halo, a global initiative that is part of the United Nations Verified project.
Germany Writing Team
Editor, Bachelor of Science
Leon Beurer is an enthusiastic math freak, which then encouraged him to study Mathematics at the University of Cologne. The course made him a lot of friends. He has always had a lot of interest in physics, too, and he is particularly fond of the physics of the atmosphere.He has also repeatedly attended lectures in the area of meteorology and trained in the field of meteorology. He has a lot of fun when observing and examining weather conditions. Statistical evaluations of meteorological time series are also part of his hobby, and in doing, so he primarily studies the phenomenon of climate change. After his bachelor's degree, he is now busy with his master's degree and is also writing exciting scientific texts for the daswetter.com portal.On a stay abroad in South Africa he was able to gain further life experience. His home is Rostock.
Johannes Habermehl has always been fascinated by the weather, having aroused his interest early in life. He was born in Lingen and has lived in beautiful Mainz since childhood. There, he observes the current weather situation day after day and has gained important meteorological knowledge through self-study.He has also repeatedly attended physical events and meetings at Johannes Gutenberg University. As a child, he began to photograph exciting weather phenomena and now continues to observe the weather with all its phenomena and facets.He is also interested in astronomy and often observes the starry night sky. He has often made exciting discoveries in the night sky. Since 2018, he has been regularly writing weather texts for daswetter.com.
Niklas Weise has been enthusiastic about weather events and data analysis since childhood. Since then, he has been particularly interested in the forecasting and development of extreme weather events and climate change.So the step to studying meteorology at the University of Hanover was not far, which he has now successfully completed with a Master of Science. During his studies, various trips to Jordan, India and New Zealand, for example, enabled him to get to know different climate zones and to experience climate change up close.As a meteorologist, Niklas is currently responsible for the weather forecast at Radio Regenbogen and is pursuing other projects of his own with Meteo-Weise. He writes exciting scientific texts and weather forecasts for the daswetter.com portal.Niklas lives in Mons-en-Baroeul, a small town near Lille in northern France.
Markus Köss lives in Cologne and has been fascinated by the weather and climate since childhood. To this day, his passion lies in snow and thunderstorms.He studied geography at the University of Bochum and the University of Bonn, with a focus on climatology. He also completed further training at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research on the current status of climate research.For more than ten years, he has worked as a freelance consultant and expert for weather and weather forecasters active in climate issues and in particular with the effects of climate change in the Alps. As a result, he is often on site and experiences the weather phenomena and climate changes up close.He completed numerous events and further training courses, e.g. with the German weather service.His big hobbies are hiking and skiing in the mountains. This means he is always experiencing the elements in real time, and such work and leisure are combined in one great passion: the weather!
Tobias Schad lives in Berlin and was fascinated by the weather and its phenomena from an early age. He has a particular interest in thunderstorms and the propagation of airborne particles.He completed his studies, as well as his subsequent doctoral thesis, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The focus of his diploma and doctoral thesis was on the interaction between aerosols and clouds and their influence on the radiation balance.After that, he changed his profession a bit and is co-developing a model for forest growth, while keeping the link to weather and climate.His hobbies are cycling and occasional photography. Since July 2022 he supports the team of Meteored Germany and writes articles for daswetter.com.
As a windsurfer, Fabian Siegmann found interest in wind & weather at a young age. In particular, the Föhn storm known from Lake Constance, but often incorrectly predicted by weather models, awakened his fascination for atmospheric processes.Fabian decided to study meteorology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and successfully completed his Master of Science degree in 2022.Fabian has already gained a lot of practical work experience during his studies. Since 2018, he has been reporting on extreme weather in Germany and the rest of the world on the website wettergefahren-fruehwarnung.de. Since 2019, Fabian has been working as a freelance meteorologist and is available as a weather consultant in motorsports as well as in the festival and event sector.Since October 2022, he has been reporting on exciting weather phenomena at daswetter.com.
Malte Neuper is completely enthusiastic about the weather, across all meteorological scales. From large planetary patterns to mesoscale phenomena such as thunderstorms to micrometeorological phenomena such as leaf frosting or the formation of raindrops, the whole range fascinates him.As a graduate meteorologist, he is particularly concerned with radar meteorology. He supervises a southwest German research radar with Radar-Info and tries to improve precipitation measurement and the nowcasting of thunderstorms and flash floods using weather radar.In addition, he has been active in operational weather forecasting for 22 years, writes weather reports, regularly tells school children and adults about the weather, does many other weather gimmicks and doesn't take himself too seriously.
Ralf Roschlau lives in Lauffen am Neckar. In his long professional life, the industrial clerk has held management positions in small and medium-sized enterprises, including 18 years as managing director of international companies. For years he has been involved with new forms of business, such as the common good economy. His focus here is on compliance with the UN's 17 sustainable goals.Linked to his studies for several years have been the possible answers to the question of climate problems.He is a book author, writes journalistic articles and works as a lecturer at the University of Konstanz in the SQ Centre for Sustainability.His international network and multilingualism allow him to conduct research far beyond Europe.His voluntary work includes language support for migrants and as a local councilor in Lauffen am Neckar. His goal: a climate-neutral municipality by 2030.
Nils Damke was fascinated by various weather phenomena from a young age. He was particularly fascinated by heavy thunderstorms in summer and heavy snowfall in winter.Equipped with his own pluviometer and a temperature measuring device, he always knew about the weather.After graduating from high school in Sinzig, he quickly decided to turn his passion into his profession and began studying meteorology at the University of Bonn, which he successfully completed in February 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In the process he steadily improved his synoptic knowledge and led two tutorials at the end of his studies, which was a lot of fun for him.Since 2022, he has been writing exciting weather texts for daswetter.com. This allows him to share his fascination with the weather and his acquired knowledge from his studies with everyone.
Editor, graduate meteorologist
Growing up in the Thuringian Forest, Florian Rost was a passionate cyclist and skier, always dependent on the weather - and equally fascinated. Since his own forecasts are always the best, he studied meteorology at the University of Leipzig and graduated in 2010 with a diploma. During his studies he worked at the Tropos Institute for Tropospheric Research. There he worked on helicopter measurement flights in the Netherlands, among other things, which investigated microphysical processes in clouds.Florian is currently working as a forecast meteorologist and weather moderator for the radio division of Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. He is also co-author of the MDR podcast "Klimareport", in which he explains the connections between weather events and climate change.Florian has been writing for daswetter.com since 2021.
United Kingdom Writing Team
Rory Morrow is passionate about science and the natural world, someone who has a great interest in environmental factors such as climate change, especially in regards to how they influence biodiversity. Having graduated with a BSc in Zoology at the University of Glasgow in 2019, he developed a strong love for writing, initially dreaming of becoming a sci-fi novelist. He later fell into the world of freelance writing, where he could combine his passions for wildlife and the environment.Rory began by collaborating with a variety of online media, including writing tourist guides for AnyTravelTips, as well as nature articles and species lists for Great British Coast. Later, he also contributed environmental content to online publications such as Phytoon. In his spare time, Rory loves spending time outdoors, whether it be wildlife watching or hiking through the Scottish mountains. He is also an avid baker, and still lends his hand to a spot of sci-fi writing every now and again.
Science writer (environmental)
Clarissa Wright graduated with her first degree in BSc Geology & Petroleum at University of Aberdeen in 2013, and later completed MSc Applied & Petroleum Micropalaeontology at University of Birmingham. After her Master’s degree, she entered the scientific publishing industry in London as an Assistant Editor at Springer Nature, where she was later promoted to Senior Assistant Editor. While supporting various academic journals and writing for the BMC Blog there, she achieved a blog writing award. She later joined Frontiers as an Editor Outreach Specialist.After moving on from academic publishing, she went on to become a full-time science writer and editor, working on various communication projects such as NatureVolve magazine. She has regularly published in American Geophysical Union’s Eos magazine, the UK’s Institute for Marine Engineering (IMarEST) and AZoCleanTech.With the University of the West of Scotland she successfully completed the course Creative Entrepreneurship. Currently, she is a QA Editor for Mother Tongue and an Editor for YourWeather. Having always been interested in nature, she likes to connect to the outdoors by creating art while working on her cottage rebuild and gardening project.
Phil Rosenberg graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Masters of Physics degree in Physics and Astronomy in 2003, then went on to develop his interest in the planets. He completed a PhD at the Planetary and Space Science Research Institute, Open University; where he examined data from the Huygens Probe which landed on Saturn's moon Titan.After investigating the atmosphere of Titan, Phil brought his interests closer to home, working for the Met Office on their atmospheric research aircraft. He worked extensively with instrumentation which made in-situ measurements of aerosols and cloud microphysical properties. He was on the first scientific flight from the UK through the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic plume, which closed airspace in 2010. He travelled across the world working on scientific projects making measurements on the aircraft.Phil has since moved to University of Leeds and works as part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. He has continued to travel for fieldwork and still works closely with the UK's atmospheric research aircraft. He has been involved with measuring dust storms in the Sahara, rain storms in the UK and cloud cover in the tropics which has impacts on climate change.
Catherine Early is a freelance journalist and editor who has specialised in environmental issues for more than 15 years. She writes about topics including climate change, energy, waste, biodiversity, air pollution, the built environment, business strategy, sustainable investment, and policy and regulation.She has held permanent roles at the Environmentalist (now known as Transform), the ENDS Report, Planning magazine and Windpower Monthly. Her freelance clients include the Ecologist, Resurgence, China Dialogue, the Economist World Ocean Initiative, Utility Week and the Guardian.She was a finalist in the Guardian’s International Development Journalism competition 2009, and was part of the team that won PPA Business Magazine of the Year 2011 for Windpower Monthly. She also won an outstanding content award at Haymarket Media Group’s employee awards for data-led stories in Planning magazine.She holds a 2:1 honours degree in English language and literature from the University of Birmingham, and completed a postgraduate course in journalism with PMA Training.
Kerry is a freelance writer and editor, specialising in science and health-related topics. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in many scientific and medical magazines and websites, including the AZO portfolio, Forward, Patient and NS Media titles.Kerry’s articles cover a wide range of topics including astronomy, nanotechnology, physics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and mental health, but she has a particular interest in environmental science, Cleantech and climate change.Kerry was previously Web Editor for Laboratory News, where she wrote news, comment and features covering a number of scientific topics. She was also responsible for commissioning and editing features, proofreading the magazine, and maintaining the title’s online presence.Kerry is NCTJ trained, and has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath where she studied a range of topics, including chemistry, biology, and environmental sciences.
Helena Mottram graduated with her first degree in BSc Meteorology and Climate at the University of Reading in 2017. She was then trained and worked as a Meteorologist for MeteoGroup UK where she wrote forecasts for media, energy and road clients most notably briefing, writing scripts and updating the website for BBC Weather. Helena then went on to complete her Masters degree in TV Broadcast Journalism from City, University of London where Helena worked as a Researcher on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and as Assistant Producer on BBC 6 and 10 o’clock news.Helena now works as a freelance journalist which allows her to combine her love of weather, journalism and social media. She has written numerous articles for Glamour magazine and regularly works with MeteoGroup DTN to write weather forecasts and articles for regional and national newspapers. Helena also works as a digital producer for ITV Daytime where she runs and edits content for the social media accounts of Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women. In her spare time Helena runs weather_with_helena, a weather and fashion blog where she posts daily weather forecasts and works as a content creator for brands on social media.
Rich studied Meteorology and Climate Science at the University of Leeds, accompanied with a year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. After university, Rich decided to take a leap of faith out to New Delhi, India, where he began his forecasting career at Climate Connect – an energy analytics company. He helped design and implement artificial intelligence driven models for the forecasting of electricity demand and renewable energy generation, whilst witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of solar energy across Asia.Tiring of Delhi’s suffocating air pollution, Rich then moved back to the UK and joined the weather forecasting bench at MetDesk. Work here involved forecasting for the roads, railways, utilities and events industries, on a shift basis to cover the 24/7. He is now a forecaster at Meteogroup in London.Rich has previously written weather-related content for several national newspapers, including the Guardian’s Weatherwatch column. He particularly enjoys the fast-paced, competitive nature of forecasting, and he is especially enthusiastic about the impact of weather on sports events and performances. Rich is a keen runner and an avid football fan.
Technology, Health & Science Journalist
Lee is a UK-based journalist and copywriter who has been writing about science and technology for over a decade. Kick-starting his journalism career at the B2B tech tabloid The INQUIRER in 2012, he found his voice in the innovations space, focusing on the latest advances in 'prosumer' and B2B tech – such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and virtual reality and how they’re affecting the way we live. It’s here where he carved out a niche for himself, tuning his expertise to the developments in wearable tech and how innovation is impacting the health and fitness space.These days, Lee’s a freelance writer and editor, specialising in tech, health and science storytelling for a host of national, lifestyle and specialist technology publications in the UK such as The Metro, The Mirror, The Sun, Stuff, Tech Radar and T3 as well as working as a copywriter and media consultant for brands both big and small.
Science and Technology Journalist
Stephanie studied at the Queen Mary University of London, achieving first-class honours for her BSc Biology degree. Stephanie went on to study the ageing genes in naked mole rats as part of her MSc in Zoology at Pretoria University, South Africa. Following academia, Stephanie became an editorial assistant for Springer Nature’s Genome Medicine and Genome Biology journals, a medical writer, and then settled on a career as a freelance science writer/journalist. She has since written blog posts, features, and news concerning power systems, sustainability, robotics and automation, the environment, and nature.Stephanie led plant specimen collections as part of an expedition for the Oman Botanic Gardens, a development of the Diwan of Royal Court. She wrote about the expedition for the Anglo Omani Society newsletter and provided a presentation for the society, for which she was highly commended.Stephanie is currently writing her second children’s book which follows the adventures of an Antarctic Weddell seal. Her hobbies include writing, gardening, exercising, and cooking. Stephanie believes that reading and writing are not the same without a cup of rooibos tea.
Chile Writing Team
Meteorologist having graduated from the University of Valparaiso, Chile. Viviana has a Master and Doctorate of Science in Meteorology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She specialised in regional modelling for the study of local circulations and impacts of urban surfaces on the atmosphere, as well as the transport and dispersion of atmospheric pollutants. She did postdoctoral work in the Electrical Engineering Postgraduate Program at UTFPR, Brazil.While studying in Chile, and later in Brazil, she was an assistant professor of synoptic meteorology. At the beginning of her career, she worked as a meteorologist and as a weather forecast presenter at Radio Valentin Letelier. Currently, she works part-time in atmospheric monitoring and nowcasting for Oracle Meteorology, in Brazil. In Chile, she pursues scientific popularisation through Nimbus Meteorology in the area of atmospheric sciences and, in addition, she works part-time as an academic at the Universidad Católica del Maule. Since September 2019, she has been editor-in-chief of Meteored in Chile.
Reina Campos Caba
Reina is a Meteorologist from the University of Valparaiso, with a Diploma in University Teaching and a Master's Degree in Environmental Education from the University of Playa Ancha.She currently teaches and guides theses at the University of Santiago de Chile and the University of San Sebastian. Her work focuses on applying Meteorology and Climatology to careers related to the environmental, geographic, energy and sustainability disciplines. Her line of research is in Education for Sustainable Development, applying learning strategies in higher education for professional adaptation to the climate crisis.Reina Campos has experience making forecasts for forest fires (CONAF) and rainfall stimulation for electric and agricultural companies. She has providing training for meteorological courses of world-renowned companies such as Holding Mininco and Forestal Arauco S.A. Also, she has trained the Committee of Forest Fire Dispatchers of Chile. She has collaborated with written media such as the newspaper Las Últimas Noticias and the Revista Técnicos Mineros de Chile. Her Master's thesis was published in the book “Linking with the territory“, under the publishing house of the University of Playa Ancha.
Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology from the University of Havana (Cuba) in 2017 and Diploma in Environmental Management, linked with Land-use Planning, from the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technologies (InsTEC), attached to the University of Havana. She developed her thesis on the implementation of a very short-term solar radiation forecasting system through image extrapolation methods, resulting in a novel scientific study in Cuba.Laura Faz worked for two years at the environmental consultancy GAMMA S.A. in Havana, linked to projects for the preparation of studies of natural risks and Disaster Reduction Plans. Specialist in the area of natural disaster management, she also has experience in the implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and knowledge in Green Marketing. A fan of meteorological photography, she was selected to participate in the National Geographic Photocamp Cuba in 2016.
From an early age she showed a love for science, which she pursued by studying Meteorology at the University of Valparaíso, Chile.She has developed her career by contributing to different social and private projects, with the objective for meteorology to be understood by a large number of people, combining concepts and phenomena with environmental contingency.She has an Automatic Meteorological Station (EMA) in Placilla de Peñuelas, Valparaíso, in order to provide and record updated data for that location. She has worked as a forecaster for more than 15 years, generating forecasts and advising different media such as the Valparaíso Ciudadano Program of Radio Portales, Radio Vistamar and the online program F.TV.She is a founding member of the Placilla de Peñuelas Urban Recycling Company, dedicated to recycling household waste, where she is in charge of disseminating scientific and meteorological information to the community. She also advises the Emergency Team of the Illustrious Municipality of Valparaíso and is a member of the network of meteorology amateurs, Vigías del Tiempo Chile, where she is linked to this chain, her EMA.Pamela has the conviction that only by informing and educating we can achieve real changes in humanity and meteorology.
Alejandro Sepúlveda is a journalist and graduate in social communication with 16 years of experience in the meteorological field. He was in charge of the journalistic edition and writing of the weather reports broadcasted by Televisión Nacional de Chile from 2004 to 2017.He is currently a content editor and member of the team of presenters of the weather reports at CNN Chile and Chilevisión (Warner Media Chile). He is also a content editor for the web portals and social networks of both media, and a columnist for Desafío Tierra, the environmental program, on CNN Chile.Outside of the work environment, Alejandro is a member of the NGO, Ciudadanos y Clima, the network of meteorology enthusiasts, Vigías del Tiempo Chile, and is Chile's representative in the international group, Climate Without Borders.He is a person who enjoys nature very much and contributes to its care.
Gabriela Aceitón Cortés
Gabriela Aceitón Cortés is a journalist, with a degree in Social Communication from the Universidad de Las Américas, with four years of experience in scientific journalism and institutional communication.Her professional experience includes working as a journalist at the Systems Biotechnology Center of the Fraunhofer Chile Institute and in charge of communications for the Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture research area of this same institution, as well as communication support at the Know Hub Chile corporation.Currently, and after the transfer of the Systems Biotechnology Center to the Andrés Bello University in 2021, she works as the Center's Community Manager, generating valuable content on topics such as sustainability, scientific innovation, sustainable agriculture, the environment, and gender equality in science and technology.
José Vicencio Veloso
Meteorologist who graduated from the University of Valparaíso, Chile. José has a Master's degree in Meteorology and Climatology from the University of Chile. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. program in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Cologne, Germany.José worked in the Climatology Section of the Chilean Meteorological Directorate (2014-2021), developing products in the Climate Services area. In particular, he has specialised in the study, analysis and monitoring of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, the tornado outbreak in Central Chile in 2019, atmospheric rivers and rains in the Atacama desert, and the mega-drought. In addition, he specialised in the monthly forecast S2S (sub-seasonal and seasonal) that provides a monthly and semi-annual projection of rainfall and temperatures. He was co-creator of Meteochile Blog, a content platform on atmospheric sciences, developing as a writer and editor of articles and publications.
Meteorologist who graduated in Physics with a major in Astronomy from the University of Valparaíso. He has postgraduate studies in the Operational Meteorology and Climatology Diploma from the Aeronautical Technical School, as well as in Fundamentals of Physics from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Chile.As a meteorologist, he stands out in the processing of massive data and short- and medium-term forecasts, applied mainly to forest fires, air quality and high mountains.In the area of physics, he has been a professor and research assistant in the Department of Physical Sciences at the Andrés Bello University.In scientific dissemination, he has participated in various meteorology and astronomy seminars associated with universities and also for communities through municipal non-profit organisations, understanding the social role of bringing science and critical thinking closer to society in general.He is currently a member of the group of professionals in education and scientific dissemination for Latin America, Hanan Pacha.
Science news editor
Meteorologist (BS) from the University of Valparaíso, MSc in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Chile, Degree in Scientific Communication from the University of Chile and Degree in Operational Meteorology from the Aeronautical Technical School. At the Chilean Meteorological Directorate, he belongs to the Climate Services Office and is responsible for the seasonal forecast, the climate monitoring of each month and the monthly presentation of the state of the climate in Chile.In addition, he teaches Atmospheric Dynamics and Synoptic Meteorology at the Aeronautical Technical School and the Catholic University of Chile. As a researcher, his area of interest is the precipitation systems that affect Chile, with emphasis on atmospheric rivers and segregated lows, and natural climate variability.As a science communicator, he is editor of the Official Blog of the Chilean Meteorological Service, he has a personal blog of meteorology publications and he is the creator of the podcast program “Despejados”. Finally, he is a public sector ambassador in the Committee on Hispanic and Latinx Advancement (CHALA) working group of the American Meteorological Society and a participant in the ERFEN working group.
United States Writing Team
Claire studied at the State University of New York at Oneonta, she graduated in 2022 with her Bachelor of Science in meteorology. From a young age, Claire has been passionate about the weather and how it affects people’s daily lives. She enjoys using her education and experience to help people make informed and safe decisions in regard to the weather. This led to Claire focusing her meteorological studies on climate science and sustainability during her time at SUNY Oneonta. Claire has experience in marine weather, winter weather, climate patterns, as well as has a background in customer service. After graduation, Claire worked for Fleetweather as a meteorological technician then forecaster sending marine weather forecasts to vessels around the world. In her time there Claire realized her passions were elsewhere. This has led her to beginning work in meteo journalism.In her free time, Claire enjoys spending time outside, reading, and raising her rescue dog, Pickles.
Jeanette Gallardo is a bilingual meteorologist in Delaware. Her fascination with weather began as a first-grader growing up in Texas. She developed a passion for communicating weather information in both English and Spanish during her college years.Jeanette holds a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology and a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University. She interned with KBTX News and Univision Dallas, honing her TV broadcasting skills.She presented research on bilingual weather communication at the 100th Annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) conference and is an active member of AMS. She advocates for diversity and inclusion as a Broadcast Ambassador for AMS CHALA.