The EMS Council elected Bob Riddaway (UK) as its 7th President at the 37th Session on 3rd September 2017 in Dublin. He succeeds Horst Böttger who had been steering the activities of the Society since 2014.
Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology awarded in Dublin - Lee Chapman receives 25,000 Euro for his idea of using low-cost sensors and the Internet of Things to advance weather forecasts.
The 2017 EMS Annual Meeting – European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology – will take place next week from 4 to 8 September 2017 at The Helix, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Conference Theme: Serving Society with better Weather and Climate Information
The EMS Tromp Award 2017 winner is Stéphanie Horion, Assistant professor at the Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Tromp Foundation (Foundation for Biometeorological Research, the legacy of Solco W. Tromp, is funding this award with the intention to promote biometeorology in Europe.
Citation: The entry demonstrated that Helga van Leur combines weather and climate in her presentation in a way that makes it relevant and interesting to viewers; adding climate-related information to the forecast was very helpful. Helga has clearly honed her presentation skills with great use of voice, facial expressions and arm movements to convey the message, supported by her graphics.
"Le train du climat" has been selected to receive the award for its very innovative and original concept to develop an exhibition on a train, as a catalyst for discussion and debate about climate change issues, between scientists and cultural mediators present on board and general public.
Taking place on the eve of the Paris accord negotiations in 2015, the project has been very successful and has met its main goal, which was to advance climate literacy and to contribute to science-based policy making
The EMS Young Scientist Award 2017 is awarded to Juha Aalto from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) for his publication: "New gridded daily climatology of Finland: Permutation-based uncertainty estimates and temporal trends in climate", J. Aalto P. Pirinen and K Jylhä, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2016, vol. 121, issue 8, p. 3807-3823. doi: 10.1002/2015JD024651.
Astrid Rommetveit receives the EMS Jounrnalist Award for her very important work in helping to bridge the gap in understanding between experts and non-experts; she covers complex topics and presents them in an understandable and accessible way, without oversimplifying them. Rommetveit takes seriously one of the most important missions of journalists, which is to give the reader the full capacity to understand a complex topic.
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The EMS Tromp Award will be awarded to a scientist for an excellent scientific paper in the field of biometeorology, published between 1 January 2015 and 1 June 2017.
Anybody having published a scientific paper in the field of biometeorology meeting the criteria of the award and resident in Europe (WMO RAVI) is eligible to apply for the award.