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Working in Meteorology

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There are opportunities for graduates in subjects such as Physics and Mathematics in many Government agencies such as Met Éireann, the Marine Institute, the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Environmental Protection Agency. Some of the jobs available will require an additional postgraduate qualification. European National Meteorological Services and Geological Agencies also provide opportunities for employment. There are an increasing number of commercial weather organizations seeking staff, for example, Fugro, WSI, Meteogroup and Accuweather. This is a growth area, so there should be more opportunities in the future.

Physics and Mathematics Graduates
  • Ms Evelyn Cusack, BSc (Hons) Physics, MSc in Physics
    Deputy Head of Forecasting, Met Éireann

    "Meteorology is the Physics of the atmosphere and thus only Physics/Maths/Meteorology graduates can become Meteorologists and Climate Scientists. UCD is the only Irish University offering an MSc in Meteorology. The main function of a forecaster involves providing weather forecasts and warnings to the general public and special interest clients in 'order to save lives and property'. "
  • Mr Keith Lambkin, BSc Experimental Physics (UCD), MSc High Performance Computers (TCD), MSc Meteorology (UCD)
    Chief Scientist in Met Éireann's Valentia Observatory

    "I am now Chief Scientist at Met Éireann's Valentia Observatory. Among other responsibilities, I currently manage Ireland's Ozone, Magnetic and Weather Balloon programmes. Travelling the world on business is always a great bonus!"