Weather Information for Disaster Anticipation


As part of this fellowship Dr Erica Thompson will be working with the Start Network, a group of charities working on rapid response to humanitarian emergencies. She will assist the Start Network in their efforts to improve their use of weather forecast information in order to anticipate crises before they occur, so that resources can be allocated in advance, potentially saving both costs and lives.

Funded by
NERC (Innovation Placement)

Principal Investigator
Dr Erica Thompson

Grant reference

Project duration
1 November 2017 - 30 June 2020


Getting ahead of deadly heat
Blog by Sarah Klassen, 5 June 2018
Dr Erica Thompson works with Start Network to forecast and mitigate a heatwave in Pakistan