Council Composition

The Council consists of nine members: three representatives of permanent Member Societies and six representatives with a term of three years that are elected by the General Assembly. Permanent Members are delegated by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), the German Meteorological Society (DMG) and the French Meteorological Society (Météo et Climat – SMF), which all pay an additional voluntary membership fee.

The Council elects as President an individual who is a member of one of the Member Societies, one Vice-President and a Treasurer. These three officers constitute the EMS Bureau. The appointed President will automatically become a member of the Council if that person is not already a representative. The term of the President, Vice-President and Treasurer is normally for three years. President is not eligible for re-election.

The current members of the Council are:

Horst Böttger,Germany

President 2014 – 2017

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Jean-Pierre Chalon
SMF, France
Vice-President 2015-2018

Heinke Schlünzen
DMG, Germany
Treasurer 2015-2018

Ekaterina Batchvarova

Ekaterina Batchvarova
BMS, Bulgaria

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Svante Bodin
SMS Sweden

Renato R. Colucci
UMFVG, Italy

Paul Halton
IMS, Ireland

Fritz Neuwirth

Fritz Neuwirth
ÖGM, Austria

Ewen McCallum

Ewen McCallum
RMetS UK

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Josep Tomas í Bosch
AMACA, Andorra