Dr. Mark Guishard
Dr. Mark Guishard is the Director of the Bermuda Weather Service, a business unit of the Bermuda Airport Authority. He is a Chartered Meteorologist, with 20 years’ of experience with atmospheric sciences. His research into Atlantic hurricanes and subtropical storms led him to obtain a PhD in Meteorology from Penn State University in the US, following a Master’s degree from the University of East Anglia in the UK.
Dr. Guishard has a long history with the Bermuda Weather Service, having been a Meteorological Forecaster since 1997, and previously serving as Director 2006-2012.
He has training from the UK Meteorological Office and the US National Hurricane Center.
In his previous role, Dr. Guishard was the Program Manager of the Risk Prediction Initiative (RPI) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) from 2013 to 2020, with responsibilities for supervision of all RPI activities, including research and education interests into variability of Atlantic hurricane risk, Bermuda's weather & climate, and disaster risk reduction. He has also worked as a reinsurance analyst and catastrophe risk modeler.
Dr. Guishard’s interest in environmental science and application to natural hazards has allowed him to continue to serve in a number of capacities, including as an adjunct scientist at BIOS, also as a member of intergovernmental committees focusing on warning and mitigation of natural hazards and academic advisory councils.