FAAM is a publically funded facility, and it is right and proper that we publicise our work, and especially the science outputs generated from our work.
 
However, science takes time - so immediate announcements about scientific results are usually impossible, and in any case will normally come from FAAM's science "customers" following the customary peer review.
 
We will however also do our best to facilitate ongoing publicity about the delivery of science, although where possible this will always be centred on the science campaign rather than FAAM itself.  If media organisations are interested in doing something about FAAM and our work, if possible we'd ask that in the first instance they contact the programme PI (Principle Investigator) for that piece of research - their details can usually be found via their respective university websites.
 
There is a FAAM Public Relations Committee (PRC) who exist to co-ordinate publicity activities, and also to ensure that anything being published is factually correct.  Anybody involved in the programme and intending to publish information about FAAM, or seeking opportunities to use FAAM material, should contact whoever seems to be the most appropriate member of the PRC.  These members are:-
 
FAAM member:  Alan Woolley, Head of FAAM.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Directflight member: Julie Simper, Commercial Director (Cranfield)
BAeS member: Bobby Irvine, ARA Programme Manager (Prestwick)
Met Office member: Helen Chivers, Met Office PR Department (Exeter) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NERC member: Tamera Jones, NERC Press Office (Swindon) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NCAS member: Harriett Richardson, NCAS Communications Manager (Leeds)
 
FAAM is particularly keen to try and help engagement with school science teaching or related activities, and would be glad to discuss teacher training / experience opportunities or school visits.  If you are interested in this, please contact Mr. Alan Woolley, Head of FAAM.
For any issues related to ongoing weather forecasts, please contact the Met Office.
 
For general issues related to university science in weather and climate, please contact NCAS. For commercial inquiries about this aircraft or similar aircraft, please contact NCAS.
 
During detachments, for possible aircraft visits or local publicity discussion, please contact the detachment manager.  If unsure who that is, please contact the FAAM operations manager Maureen Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .