Dr Ken Takahashi Guevara

Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología - SENAMHI

Ken got a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle, specializing in large-scale tropical coupled ocean-atmosphere processes and, as a postdoc at Princeton University/NOAA GFDL, worked on the physics of global climate change. Back in his native Peru, as a scientific researcher at IGP, he focused on El Niño physics and observations with emphasis in the far eastern Pacific and worked on its operational prediction as a member of the official commission ENFEN. He is currently the director of the Peruvian national meteorological and hydrological service SENAMHI and permanent representative of Peru with WMO. He is also a member of the steering committee of the TPOS 2020 project, in which he also co-chairs the Eastern Pacific Task Team. He was a member of the CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel and is currently a member of the CLIVAR SSG.