Met Office 2016

Met Office – EUPORIAS

In October 2016 BellHouse premiered for the final EUPORIAS General Assembly where it recorded and played live the movements of the scientists presenting their research in the Atrium of the Met Office building in Exeter.

A motion capture system devised by the Met Office Informatics Lab activated striking mechanisms associated with each ceramic bell generating a continuous chiming whilst each speaker at the 250 delegate conference presented their findings.

BellHouse also invited Met Office scientists to interact through their work.  It played video climate data to curious staff and passers by in the main Met Office thoroughfare known as ‘the Street’.  Some of our favourite data translated into sound included Etna’s volcanic plumes, the European drought of 1976, solar winds, 250 years of English and Welsh anomalies in temperature and precipitation and the “Fog of Uncertainty”.