Boram Lee is Senior Scientific Officer of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Her responsibilities include leading the planning and coordination of the WCRP core projects on the Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) and the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX), in close coordination with the respective International Project Offices. She is also in charge of supporting and monitoring implementation of WCRP Grand Science Challenges on Weather and Climate Extremes and on Water for the Food Baskets of the World. In addition to her managerial tasks for WCRP core projects and activities, Boram's responsibility comprises the development of a WCRP initiative on urban climate issues; scoping WCRP's regional climate through effective coordination with relevant national, regional and international research communities; and supporting/enhancing partnerships with early career scientists.
Before joining WCRP in 2014, Boram worked for the Marine Meteorology and Oceanography Programme (MMOP) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). She was responsible for international coordination of marine affairs including coastal risk forecasting and warning, through the Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM). Boram's experience comprises overall management of intergovernmental science policy management, several research and development projects in marine meteorology and associated applications for coastal disaster risk reduction; she has led the development and coordination of the WMO Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP).
Boram worked at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO from 2003 to 2011 as a Programme Specialist, at the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences of Japan in 2002 as visiting scientist, and at the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) from 1995 to 2001 as research scientist for applied meteorology. Since 2010, Dr Lee serves as adjunct professor in the College of Ocean Science, Jeju National University, Republic of Korea.
Boram Lee holds Ph.D. in climatology from the Université Paris VI, France, Masters and Bachelors degrees in atmospheric science from the Seoul National University in Korea.