Estelle de Coning


Estelle de Coning

Head of WWRP

Dr Estelle de Coning is the Head of the World Weather Research Programme at WMO. She is originally from South Africa, where she worked for the South African Weather Service until 2016, as Chief Scientist: Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting. This research group focused on lightning, radar and satellite applications for nowcasting purposes.

Research outcomes of her PhD entitled “Applications of meteorological satellite products for short term forecasting of convection in southern Africa” were included in the European Convection Working Group’s document of “Best practices for nowcasting”. She is the author and co-author of several national and international peer reviewed papers, chapters in books as well as WMO publications, such as WWRP “Seamless prediction of the Earth System: from Minutes to Months” (2015) and “Guidelines for Nowcasting Techniques” (2017).