Emma Pidduck

Data Policy and Partnerships Coordinator
Forecast, User Services, Data Support


Emma is an experienced Data Policy and Partnerships Coordinator and Senior Analyst at ECMWF. With a background in forecast data licensing and user support, Emma is responsible for providing general user support to over 200 commercial and research users from various industries and research areas.

As part of the ongoing transition from 'closed' data to open data, Emma is actively contributing to the development of licensing rules, harmonisation of licences and communicating changes to users. In addition to these responsibilities, Emma is involved in co-designing and developing applications for internal and external stakeholders to access data. 

With a passion for making the best use of weather and climate data, Emma is committed to providing users with the support they need to take full advantage of the data available.

Professional interests:
  • Forecast data licensing
  • User support
  • Open data policy development and implementation
  • Application design and development
Career background:

Job history

  • 2013 - 2017: Consultant, Offshore Cables & Development at Intertek Energy
  • 2009 - 2013: Research Assistant  - lecturing, workshops, etc. at Plymouth University


  • 2015: PhD Physical Oceanography & Marine Geochemistry
  • 2009: BSc (Hons) Ocean Sciences


  • 2023
    • Emma Pidduck (January 2023) The Future of ECMWF Open Data - the Challenges, Progress and Future Plans, AMS 2023: FAIR and Open Data and Software within the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences to Support Transparent, Reusable and Efficient Research and Operations II.
    • Raoult Baudouin, Pidduck Emma, Vuckovic Milana (April 2023) Provision of ECMWF Forecast Under an Open Data Licence, 103rd AMS Annual Meeting.
    • Lamy-Thepaut Sylvie, Vuckovic Milana, Pidduck Emma, Raoult Baudouin (April 2023) ECMWF: A Journey towards Open Data and Reproducible Science, 103rd AMS Annual Meeting.
    • Ilaria Parodi, Maartje Kuilman, Emma Pidduck, Victoria Bennett, Xiaobo Yang, Umberto Modigliani (July 2023) Progress on the implementation of the ECMWF Open Data roadmap and its challenges. DOI: 10.5194/ems2023-314
  • 2022
    • Emma Pidduck, Victoria Bennett, Xiaobo Yang, Maartje Kuilman, Ilaria Parodi (August 2022) Open Data at ECMWF. DOI: 10.5194/ems2022-722
  • 2017
    • Pidduck Emma, Daglish P, Farley Anna, Morley Nick, Jones Robyn (September 2017) JNCC Report No: 603 Identifying the possible impacts of rock dump from oil and gas decommissioning on Annex I mobile sandbanks.
  • 2016
    • Emma Pidduck (April 2016) The Importance of Micro-Scale Processes on the Release of Macro-Nutrients from Estuarine Suspended Sediments.
  • 2013
  • 2011