Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
Met Office, Exeter, UK, 1-3 Feb 2005
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The meeting was held at the Met Office in Exeter.


The Met Office headquarters and operations centre are located in Exeter, Devon.

How to find the Met Office in Exeter

About the Met Office

Met Office photoThe Met Office is the UK’s National Meteorological Service, and is one of the world’s leading centres for climate research. It provides around-the-clock weather forecasts and other services within the UK and internationally. Its key focus is to help societies make the best use of information on high impact weather events and the climate when developing their systems and infrastructure. Its key aim is to help save lives and property.

The Hadley Centre, housed within the Met Office, focuses on climate change and its impacts. The Centre employs more than 150 scientific and technical experts with access to two new NEC SX8 supercomputers which run complex climate forecast models. Most of the Centre’s funding comes from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It is also supported financially by other Government departments and the European Commission.


At the Met Office delegates have use of four fully-equipped air-conditioned conference rooms with stunning views over Devon. Each room offers:

  • a large plasma screen;
  • touch screen speakers console;
  • DVD;
  • CD;
  • video;
  • permanent, hand held or tie clip microphone;
  • video or telephone conferencing and interpretation facilities.
Conference room photo

Met Office staff will give a warm and friendly welcome, organising delegates’ badges and the use of cloakroom facilities, while ensuring that your conference rooms are fully equipped with everything you require.

A team of room technicians will be available throughout your conference, to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

Restaurant photoWe have a comfortable break-out area where you can enjoy our hospitality or check your emails. Guests are also invited to make use of our restaurant, coffee shop, ATM, and general store.

Should extra privacy be required, the Met Office has a number of smaller meeting rooms, again with full IT facilities.

We are, in addition, custodians of the National Meteorological Library and you are welcome to make use of the publications that it contains.

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