Dr. Mark Guishard Appointed As BWS Director

June 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

Dr Mark Guishard Bermuda June 2020The Bermuda Airport Authority announced that Dr. Mark Guishard will return as the Director of the Bermuda Weather Service effective July 1st.

Bermuda Airport Authority CEO, Lester Nelson said, “Mark has a long history with the Bermuda Weather Service having served as a Meteorological Forecaster from 1997, and Director from 2006 to 2012.”

Dr. Guishard is a Chartered Meteorologist with 20 years’ experience in atmospheric sciences.

His research into Atlantic hurricanes and subtropical storms led him to obtain a PhD in Meteorology from Penn State University, following a Master’s Degree from the University of East Anglia. He has also trained at the UK Meteorological Office and the US National Hurricane Center.

Prior to returning to Bermuda Weather Service, Dr. Guishard was Program Manager of the Risk Predication Initiative [RPI] at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS].

His responsibilities included supervision of all RPI activities involving research and education into the variability of Atlantic hurricane risk, Bermuda’s weather and climate, and disaster risk reduction.

Dr. Guishard has also worked as a reinsurance analyst and catastrophe risk modeler. He continues to serve as an adjunct scientist at BIOS and is a member of intergovernmental committees that focus on warning and mitigation of natural hazards. He also serves on academic advisory councils locally and overseas.

“I have always been keen on meteorology and applying that science. My time at BIOS put me in good stead to return to the Bermuda Weather Service. Now that Bermuda weather is under the purview of the Bermuda Airport Authority, a local entity, I believe there are greater opportunities to be more innovative and further develop the capacity of the Bermuda Weather Service,” Dr. Guishard said.

James Dodgson, who has served as the Director of the Bermuda Weather Service for the past three years, will continue as a Meteorological Forecaster.

“The Airport Authority acknowledges the considerable meteorological experience both Mark and James bring to the very professional and dedicated Bermuda Weather Service team,” Mr. Nelson said.

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  1. Vortex says:

    Good guy, very likeable and as smart as they come.

    Your task sir is to keep the radar up when it is dark and stormy!

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