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
Awards 2018: EMS Young Scientist Award (27 April), EMS Media Awards (22 May 2018), Young Scientist Travel Awards, Tromp travel award for young scientists (13 April 2018), EMS Tromp Award for Biometeorology (30 April 2018), Outstanding Poster Award (13 April 2018)
The International Forum of Meteorological Societies will be meeting for its 5th Global Meeting on 5 and 6 September 2018 in Budapest, Hungary; the meeting is hosted by the Hungarian Meteorological Society (MMT). All interested organisations are invited to attend this forum.
Support application deadlines:
7 March: travel award applications (EMS YSTA)
13 April: Tromp foundation travel awards for young scientists; waiver applications
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.
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.