Piers Corbyn began doing science at 7 years old and first published
scientific papers aged 17/18. Won Royal Scholarship to Imperial College 1965, graduated 1st
class degree 1968, President of IC Student Union. 1969-70. Research: Solid state physics + Astrophysics (later, Queen Mary College), internationally published.
Piers Corbyn’s ideas on Long Range weather forecasting using solar
activity began in 1980s, especially 1982 – and continued thanks to the
Miner’s strike 1984-85!
Tested by Weatherbets* with William Hill at odds decided by MetOffice 1988 to 1999 – giving significant profits (40% of stakes) (*about 30 bets at £20 every month).
First commercial operations 1990 from Piers Corbyn in SouthBank
University. Received £180,000 ~1992 from insurance industry
consortium to advance research.
Independent peer-reviewed testing of forecasts (storms etc) for
insurance industry consortium. Dennis Wheeler, statistician, Sunderland Uni paper showed Piers’ significant skill 2yrs ahead.
Developed forecasts for Scandinavia with Electricity, Insurance and Agri industry consortium there (NOWEG, Nordic Weather Group).
No other long range (>1 month ahead) forecasting standard meteorology methods have published proven skill.
Many forms: WeatherPlan services Ltd, PiersCorbyn Weather Forecasting Services, WeatherAction Ltd; based SouthBank Uni to 2002 ran ~20
Piers involved in housing and Expression/festivals movement in 1970s – Stonehenge, Watchfield etc mostly from squatting angle.
Piers environmental campaigner. Councillor 86-90, chair of Public-Private consortium which set up major waste to electricity rubbish burning Station (SELCHP, SouthEast London Combined Heat+Power) to highest standard particle+NOx+SOx emission limits
Southwark+Lewisham+Greenwich, opened by HRH Prince Charles 29 Nov 1994.
Floated on London Stock Exchange AIM Nov 1997/98, Weather-Action
Holdings plc (dotcom bubble) in which time Piers was ‘KeyMan’ insured for £1Million; withdrew from AIM Dec’99 in dot.com deal resuming as WeatherAction Ltd / Piers Corbyn.
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