The Joint Weather & Climate Research Programme (JWCRP) is a joint programme between NERC and the Met Office. The overarching goal of this programme is to ensure that the UK maintains and strengthens its leading international position in weather and climate science, and hence in weather and climate forecasting and provision of advice for policy.
The JWCRP will have two major elements. The first addresses the joint commitment to sustaining and growing the UK's national capability and research in observing, understanding, modelling and predicting weather and climate, along with the infrastructure required to deliver that national capability and research. The second is the need to align major research initiatives and programmes to ensure the most effective impact of the research and pull-through into the delivery of services to government and business.