The January 2017 edition of the biannual journal of the Italian Meteorological Society UMFVG is now available at the following link:
EMS LC: If you wanted to describe your society/organisation in one sentence, what would you say?
ACAM: ACAM is an academic society that brings together amateurs as well as professionals in meteorology.
“Future Weather, Future Challenges” was a one-day event encompassing three session on the challenges of future weather and climate change. There was a stimulating and engaging line-up of speakers, including two EMS Silver Medal recipients, exploring the ways that weather and climate can impact on Irish society.
The NVBM autumn symposium was held on 17 November 2017 at Wageningen University and was entirely dedicated to the 200th birthday of Buys Ballot. An impressive line-up of speakers discussed the current research and how Buys Ballot, should he be alive today, would have dealt with this.
In November the Catalan Meteorological Society (ACAM) organised the symposium "Eduard Fontserè" in Barcelona, aiming at dissemination of knowledge on Mediterranean meteorology and climatology, and attended by academics, amateurs and researchers.
The SGM and the C2SM organised a workshop on weather and climate communication at ETH Zurich. The participants learned about the best ways to present their research topics to the general public
The ÖGM organised several events, among them the 7th Österreichische MeteorologInnentag. The "Golden Hann Medal" was awarded to Inge Auer during the "Austrian Climate Day" and the "Max Margules Prize" for an outstanding paper published in the MetZet was presented to Francesco Isotta.
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.
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.
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.