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IAQM Early Careers Network Field Trip to the Met Office

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event banner with view of a dark cloudy sky with a lightning bolt in the right of the image. Overlaid with text reading "IAQM Early Careers Network Field Trip to the Met Office. Tuesday 21st May 12pm - 4:30pm BST | Exeter, UK." The IAQM Early Careers Network logo and the Met Office logo are shown in the top right hand cornerThe IAQM Early Careers Network (ECN) provides a forum to learn, practice presentation skills and network with other early career professionals, in a friendly, supportive and accessible environment.

Join us on Tuesday 21st May for our first ever field trip event where we will be visiting the Met Office Headquarters. Attendance will count as CPD and will provide evidence of development when applying to upgrade from Associate to Member.

Exclusively for IAQM members who are in the early stages of their careers in air quality, this upcoming field trip event will give attendees the opportunity to explore air quality research at the Met Office.

Spread across the afternoon, you will get the chance to hear about the work that the air quality modelling team does including providing the UK’s air quality forecast and see a demonstration of some of the novel tools they have developed to evaluate their model output. There will also be a tour of the operations centre and the chance to speak to one of their specialist operational meteorologists. 

In addition, the team will showcase some of the recent air quality research projects they have been working on including a demonstration of their Air Quality Data Portal (AQDP) which can be used to explore their air quality reanalysis data.


  • 12:00 – 12:30: Arrival and registration
  • 12:30 – 13:00: Housekeeping and networking over lunch in the Met Office Café
  • 13:00 – 16:00: Tour of the operations centre and talks and demonstrations from Met Office staff 
  • 16:00 – 16:30: Q&A, networking and departure

Location and travel

The event will take place at:

Met Office HQ
FitzRoy Road
United Kingdom

You can access the event location via walking or cycling, rail, bus or coach, road or air. Please see the Met Office’s travel guidance here: The IAQM encourages sustainable use of transport so please consider this when planning your travel.

Important information
The event is being hosted by the IAQM free of charge. However, it should be noted that the IAQM is not responsible for any additional costs including travel/accommodation, and refreshments. It is advisable to await confirmation of your place from the IAQM team before booking your transportation. 

The IAQM will not be providing lunch for the event, and you will need to bring your own food and drink or purchase this at the Met Office. There is a café on site where there will be a selection of paninis, wraps and pastries as well as hot and cold drinks to purchase, and a restaurant offering a range of cooked food. Vegan, vegetarian and other dietary needs options will be available. 

Please note: You will be required to bring your ID (driving licence or passport) for entry to the Met Office. Unfortunately, if you do forget your ID you will be denied entry. 

Space at this event is strictly limited and open exclusively to IAQM Early Careers Network members. It is free to attend and will take place in person at the Met Office in Exeter. It will not be possible to join this event remotely. 


May 21
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Met Office HQ
FitzRoy Road
Exeter, Devon EX1 3PB United Kingdom

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