Honourable mentions for Monica Lopez (Spain), Desislava Banova (Bulgaria) and Kenyena Mollen (Uganda)
19 video clips of TV weather forecasts were submitted for the Award, ten of the entries were received from countries outside of Europe. The selection committee choose the forecast produced by Martín Barreiro (Spain) to receive the award.
The entry went beyond a “normal” weathercast, as it included information about the ocean and red tides. There was also a good scientific explanation of the link between meteorological conditions affecting wave heights and strengths on the western coast of Spain. His presentation of weather conditions was poised, confident, and thorough.
Martín Barreiro Carreira was born 1977, and holds a Degree in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2003). From 2002 to 2010 he worked as operational and numerical meteorologist at MeteoGalicia, a regional meteorological centre, and as a weather forecaster and presenter at Televisión Galicia TVG (Galician public television). In 2010 he joined Televisión Española TVE (Spanish public television).
Martín Barreiro is specialized in maritime weather forecasts. He likes to explain complex aspects of the relation between the atmosphere and the ocean.
Among the entries three more exellent presentations were selected to receive an Honorable Mention:
- Monica Lopez, Television Española (Spain)
- Desislava Banova, Nova Broadcasting Group (Bulgaria)
- Kenyena Mollen, Uganda National Meteorological Authority
All four forecasts will be shown as examples of good practice during the Media Session at the EMS Annual Meeting in Sofia on Thursday, 10 September 2015.
The Award will be presented to Martin Barreiro at the Awards Session on Tuesday, 08 September 2015.