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Details of Dr Peter Dexter   


Gender male
Job title Former Co-president of JCOMM
Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne ( BMRC)
700 Collins StreetDocklandsGPO Box 1289 Melbourne 3001
International Oceans Policy Advisor Bureau of Meteorology GPO Box 1289
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality Australia
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Research Activities JCOMM co-president
Comments Peter Dexter was raised in Bundaberg, Queensland. After studying physics and mathematics at university, he was trained as a meteorologist and worked as a weather forecaster for a short while (1969-69), before returning to university to take his masters and doctorate at James Cook University in ocean remote sensing using HF radars. He then undertook research for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in ocean wave and storm surge modelling and air-sea interaction, also spending 18 months in the U.K. (Universities of Birmingham and Southampton) in 1980-81, on a Royal Society Fellowship. He moved to the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva in 1984, where he was manager of the marine programme for 20 years. As part of this work, he coordinated a number of joint WMO-IOC programmes, culminating in the establishment in 1999 of the Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM), as a major subsidiary body of WMO and IOC. He received an IOC Certificate of Appreciation in 2004 for his contributions to international cooperation in oceanography. Peter returned to Australia in 2004, where he is now International Oceans Policy Advisor in the Bureau of Meteorology. Since 2005, he has been co-president of JCOMM. He has published widely in the scientific literature as well as in publications for a more general readership, is a member of several professional societies, and undertakes a range of outreach activities with schools, universities and community groups, related to oceanography and marine meteorology.

Group(s): GOOS , GOOS Regional Alliances , JCOMM , PI-GOOS , GOOS National Focal Points , I-GOOS (dissolved 2011) , JCOMM Members (WMO Publication No.5) , JCOMM-4 , JCOMM-4 delegates
Created: 2006-12-04 Last Updated: 2015-07-10 by Peter DEXTER