Improving the Safety of RNLI Operations through a better use of Probabilistic Weather Information


Research student Edward Wheatcroft and Professor Leonard Smith worked with the RNLI to provide support for lifeboat operators with respect to both current and potential meteorological conditions. By providing guidance to develop tools that give real time information on the weather outlook, the target was to help provide decision makers with better support to make the right choices with regards to the safety of both the lifeboat crew and the general public.

Funded by
NERC PURE Associates

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Grant value (to LSE)

Project duration
1 November 2013 to May 2014

See Project Case Study

See the poster presented at the PURE Associates Showcase and NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Call, 20 May 2014