Research Scientist in Arctic Climate

Closing date: 29 January 2018
University of Reading, UK
The University is seeking to employ a talented researcher to study Arctic climate in the H2020 APPLICATE project. APPLICATE is a pan-European Horizon 2020 project which aims to develop enhanced predictive capacity for weather and climate in the Arctic and beyond, and to determine the influence of Arctic climate change on Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes.

EUMETSAT: Radio Occultation Remote Sensing Scientist

Closing date: 24 January 2018
EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
This is an exciting opportunity for a radio occultation scientist to advance the understanding and utilisation of satellite radio-occultation data in support of atmospheric profiling. Using your extensive experience in remote sensing and processing of data from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) missions, you will develop prototype algorithms which will contribute to future needs for satellite products and services.

PhD position in Winter Road Maintenance

Closing date: 22 January 2018
University of Birmingham, UK
The project is fully funded and will contribute to the ongoing research efforts to improve winter road maintenance across the world. This aim of this studentship is to begin to harness the vast quantities of meteorological data now becoming available via the internet of things.

Post-Doc Position for climate services (R2)

Closing date: 31 January 2018
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), Barcelona, Spain
BSC-CNS is looking for a climate scientist with interest in climate services to work in both renewable energy and agriculture sectors.
The successfull candidate will be involved in different EU and national-funded projects, with special focus on the European Horizon 2020 project MED-GOLD.

Launch of Tom Keane Lecture Series

During this year's EMS conference in Dublin, an outreach event was organised to promote agricultural meteorology and to remember Tom Keane, an influential contributor to this field both in Ireland and abroad. A full house were in attendance at the launch.

Interview of the month: Slovak Meteorological Society

Interview with the new President of the Slovak Meteorological Society (SMS)
EMS LC: If you wanted to describe your society in one sentence, what would you say?
SMS: Our society, after a quiet period, is increasing its activity like a mythical phoenix.

The invention of the ceilometer

Who invented the ceilometer? According to online sources the idea of how to make a ceilometer was first conceived by englishman Ty Beck in 1897. This is incorrect. As will be retold here, the principle was demonstrated as early as 1871 by the Danish meteorologist Poul la Cour.

Acitivities of the Icelandic Meteorological Society

The meetings of the society are open to all and well attended events, where professional meteorologists and weather enthusiasts meet and share their interest in weather. In 2017, the society, together with the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the University of Iceland, organizedthe 34th ICAM.