Committee on Meetings (CoM)


  • Propose to the EMS Council the programme of future conferences, including themes, location, date, partnerships and draft budgets.
  • Take a strategic view on what is required to develop the EMS Annual Meeting in order to further to serve the meteorological community.


  • Development of a new concept for the session programme of the EMS Annual Meetings
  • Develop ideas for and hold workshops
  • Evaluate venue proposals for future EMS Annual Meetings
  • Develop the meetings further as a forum for the entire community
  • brain storm on possible improvements and new impulses for the EMS conferences
  • Actively participate in all actions of the Programme and Science Committee
  • … and many more

The Committee members

Members of the Committee on Meetings, including a chair, are designated by EMS Council for a period of three years. They are eligible for one or more subsequent terms.

  • Renate Hagedorn (Germany)
  • Sylvain Joffre (Finland) – Chair
  • Martina Junge (EMS)
  • Ewen McCallum (United Kingdom)
  • Gert-Jan Steeneveld (The Netherlands)
  • Saskia Willemse (Switzerland)
  • Heleen ter Pelkwijk, The Netherlands: member 2008 – 2014
  • Hans Richner, Switzerland: member 2008 – 2014
  • Horst Böttger, Germany: member 2008 – 2014; he also chaired this committee
  • Jean Pailleux, France: member 2010 – 2013
  • Olivia Morell, FYR of Macedonia: member 2010 – 2012
  • Zoltan Dunkel, Hungary: member 2009 – 2010
  • Pierre Bauer, France: member 2008 – 2010