Expressions of Interest invited to serve on Met Éireann's Advisory Committee
04 April 2017
The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community
and Local Government, Mr Simon Coveney T.D. is to establish an Advisory
Committee for Met Éireann to assist in its strategic development. Met Éireann,
Ireland's National Meteorological Service, is a line division of the
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.
The Minister invites interested parties to put
forward appropriately qualified nominees for consideration to serve on the Met
Éireann Advisory Committee. Given the complex scientific and technological
nature of Met Eireann's work, the Advisory Committee will requires
members with professional expertise in the areas of Meteorological Science, Technology,
Research, Climate, Digital Media (including social media) and Organisation/Management.
It is important that the Committee is appropriately gender balanced and also
has representation from the younger demographic given the changing nature of
how weather information is being accessed.
The proposed terms of reference for the Advisory
Committee are shown below. It is envisaged that the committee will meet three
times a year, and more frequently if required.
Committee members would receive travel and subsistence at civil service rates for attendance at
Names of nominees and their respective areas of
expertise should be submitted using the template attached to Met Éireann (
firstname.lastname@example.org) by midday on Wednesday 19th April 2017.
Please note that submissions may be
subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act.
Final selection shall be a matter for the
Minister, taking account of need for the Met Éireann Advisory Committee to have
the best range of expertise to deliver on its terms of reference.
Proposed Terms of Reference
Met Éireann Advisory Committee
role of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice on the strategic
development of Met Éireann, Ireland's National Meteorological
Advisory Committee will advise the Director regarding Met Éireann's
long-term strategy for achieving its mission in accordance with (1) its
policy remit as determined by the Minister for Housing, Planning,
Community and Local Government and (2) its role both within the framework
of the European Meteorological Infrastructure and the World Meteorological
Organisation (WMO), specifically as regards the key goals of observing, understanding
and predicting weather and climate, and providing meteorological and
climate services to support economic, social and environmental wellbeing.
Advisory Committee will in particular provide strategic guidance in
- The quality and relevance of Met Éireann's scientific and operational programmes
extent of Met Éireann's engagement in collaborative initiatives to
strengthen scientific capability and improve operational performance
Éireann's effectiveness in the use of technology to achieve greater
efficiency and deliver excellent customer service
Éireann's long range strategy for achieving its key goals and for
responding to technological change internationally in the operation of national
meteorological services, particularly the communication of authoritative
meteorological information to society.
- It is envisaged
that the committee will meet three times a year, and more frequently if
- A Met Éireann
staff member will provide the Secretariat to the Committee and will
prepare draft meeting minutes for agreement at the subsequent meeting.
Meeting papers will generally be submitted to Committee members no later
than two weeks prior to the meeting date.
Download the Nominees Template - Met Éireann Advisory Committee (15.29 KB)