Hogan Lovells advises on the project for the new £1.2bn Met Office supercomputer

London – 18 February 2020 - Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that it is advising on the project for the new £1.2bn Met Office supercomputer. The new supercomputer is designed to help improve forecasting of the Earth's atmosphere, making it more accurate, timely and localised. The project will involve a new, innovative approach to sourcing supercomputer capability and will seek to increase the processing capacity for the Met Office sixfold, maintaining our client's position as a world leading provider of meteorological services for the next decade and delivering significant social value. This ambitious project comes amidst a busy time for the UK government, and ahead of the COP26 Summit which is due to be hosted in Edinburgh later this year.

Lead partner Jeremy Brittenden commented: "Our firm is committed to being a leader in the technology space and we are invested in the care of the environment and delivering social value; our continued partnership with the Met Office reflects these efforts. At a time when we need science, more than ever, to help us understand and solve the challenges we face with climate change, it has been a pleasure to be working with such an exceptional group at the Met Office."

The Hogan Lovells team is led by partner Jeremy Brittenden and supported by partners Ciara Kennedy-Loest and Adrian Walker, senior associates Philip Hassett and Malcolm Parry, and associates Lauren Bruce, Emily Davis, Myrto Tagara and Joe Beautridge.

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