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. [more]
Paul Halton, the chair of the local organising committee for the EMS2017, provides valuable insight into the work of the local hosts and narrates the story how the EMS2017 came to Ireland ... [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
The Julian Alps - Mountains born of the Sea: that was the theme of UMFVG's Annual Conference with a mixture oftalks on the geology, climate and weather of the area. [more]
From 3 to 7 September 2018 the EMS Annual Meeting will take place in Budapest, Hungary.
Porpose new sessions: the call for session proposals is open until 4 Jan 2018.
The international Award for meteorology and climatology Eduard Fontserè 2017 will be presented to Roberto Serrano-Notivoli and his co-authors during the XXIII Symposium of Meteorology Eduard Fontserè, on 24 and 26 November 2017 in Barcelona. [more]
The Slovak Meteorological Society held its General Assembly in September 2017 and elected a new committee; the new president is Paulina Volova of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) in Bratislava. [more]
Distinguished contributions to the development of meteorology in Europe are recognised with the EMS Silver Medal. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, 31 January 2018.
EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members, EMS Committees and Project Teams through their respective chairs, and EMS Council representatives are invited to make nominations for the EMS Silver Medal 2018. [more]
Deadline 31 Jan 2018 / optional: 10 Dec 2017 for short proposals
Technological contributions that have the potential for Europe-wide impact are recognised with the Technology Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2018. [more]
The 2017 EMS Annual Meeting from 4 to 8 September 2017 at Dublin City University, Ireland, was attended by 814 participants from 46 countries. Photos, videos, poster award, ... [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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 [more]
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. [more]
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 [more]
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. [more]
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.
IMPRESSIONS OF THE AMS ANNUAL MEETING - A BAMS Interview with the European Meteorological Society’s Tanja Cegnar.
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. [more]
The Danish Meteorological Society has elected Sven-Erik Gryning as the society's new president. He takes over from Eigil Kaas who led the DaMS for five years. [more]
The European Meteorological Society has chosen Julia Slingo as Laureate of the EMS Silver Medal 2017. She is honoured for her outstanding contributions to meteorology and climate predictions. [more]
An international coalition of 33 meteorological and climate societies and institutions have released a Collective Global Climate Statement to coincide with Earth Day on 22nd April, which this year is focused on environmental and climate literacy. [more]
On invitation of the Portuguese Meteorological and Geophysical Association 100 experts from different institutions discussed risks that are connected to meteorological and geophysical phenomena.
It also marked the 20th anniversary of the APMG. [more]
The EMS Council at its recent Session selected Sylvain Joffre, chair of the EMS Committee on Meetings, as the recipient of the EMS Outstanding Contribution Award 2017. He is honoured for pursuing and advancing the growth of the Annual Meeting activities of the Society through continuous and exceptional dedication to international networking and connecting diverse communities. [more]
World Meteorological Day - 23 March 2017.
Clouds are of enormous importance for weather, climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. [more]
"Infrastructure and climate change – How will climate change impact infrastructure?" - Météo et Climat is organising the 14th International Weather and Climate Forum, with particpatory discussions on 23 March, a Symposium on 24 March in Paris, and a Media workshop on Climate Change from 30 March to 1 April in Turin/Italy. [more]
From 4 to 8 September 2017 the EMS2017 will take place in Dublin, Ireland.
14 March: deadline for travel award applications
21 April: deadline for abstract submission and waiver applications
Three training workshops will be held on 3 September in Dublin. [more]
The Unione Meteorologica del Friuli Venezia Giulia (UMFVG) has elected a new board, with Laura Palmisano as the new president.
Laura Palmisano earned a Master Degree in Natural Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Trieste and has dedicated her career to the promotion and teaching of science. [more]
Prof Dr Werner Wehry sadly passed away on 4 December 2016 aged 77. He was one of the founders of the European Meteorological Society and also served as the second President of the Society during the years 2002 to 2005. [more]
From 4 to 8 September 2017 the EMS2017 will take place in Dublin, Ireland.
With the conference theme key challenges for the meteorological and climatological communities will be addressed. A new framework for the session programme has been developed. Abstract submission will open in February 2017. [more]
637 participants from 45 countries attended the 16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology in Trieste, Italy. [more]
The Members of the historical Italian Geophysical Association (AGI), founded in 1951, unanimously approved the adoption of a new name - Italian Association of Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (AISAM) - and a new statute during their General Assembly held on July 27th 2016 in Rome. [more]
Lieutenant Colonel Guido Guidi of the Italian Air Force Weather Service has been selected to receive the EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award 2016. He is very well known in Italy as weather forecaster on RAI1 and RAI2, the major public television. [more]
The Outreach & Communication Award 2016 is presented to the Science Park of the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG). The project Sandscape is recognized through an Honourable Mention. [more]
Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Swiss Society for Meteorology (SGM) , the society has published a book on the development of atmospheric and climate sciences in Switzerland and SGM. [more]
The EMS Young Scientist Award 2016 is awarded to Giovanni Tumolo from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy for his publication: “A semi-implicit, semi-Lagrangian discontinuous Galerkin framework for adaptive numerical weather prediction”, G. Tumolo, L. Bonaventura, Q.J.R. Meteror. Society 141: 2582-2601, Oct 2015, A doi: 10.1002/qj2544. [more]
The First EMS Technology Achievemnent Awards in the field of meteorology and earth observation go to MARS, the Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System developed at ECMWF, and the BOBER - Distributed "real-time" Environmental Measuring System, developed at the Slovenian Environmental Agency. [more]
The European Meteorological Society (EMS) has chosen Michel Jarraud as Laureate of the EMS Silver Medal 2016. He is honoured for significant scientific contributions to the establishment of spectral methods in numerical weather prediction, his leading role in ... [more]
The second prize goes to Julio Herrera Menéndez for his photos "Storm" and the third prize to Esteban Cabrera Mendez for "Path of trade winds". [more]
Deadline: 21 April 2016. Travel awards are available young scientists.
Survey among participants of the EMS & ECAM 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The feedback has been summarised in a presentation that is now accessible.
We thank everyone who has contributed to the survey. [more]
EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members, EMS Committees and Project Teams, and EMS Council representatives are invited to make nominations for the EMS Silver Medal 2016.
Details are available from the call for nominations.
The deadline for nominaions is 15 January 2016. [more]
The EMS Council on 06 September 2015 eleceted Jean-Pierre Chalon, France, as new Vice-President, and K. Heinke Schlünzen as new EMS Treasurer.
Other decisions included the announcement of Europhotometeo’16, the dates for the EMS & ECAM 2017, selection of the venue for the EMS Annual Meeting 2018 and agreement with the Tromp Foundation. [more]
The committee congratulated the winners on their excellent presentation, which was well organised, clear with good structure and most importantly attractive.
The science was innovative and raised important issues for both NWP and climate modelling. [more]
The EMS Journalist Award is presented to Stéphane Foucart, France, for addressing climate change and its social and environment impact, highlighting the different aspects, e.g. in the context of history and politics, and reporting the recent scientific facts, while keeping a high level of objectiveness. [more]
The EMS Tromp award has recently been established and is given for the first time this year. 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.
The EMS Tromp Award 2015 winner is Bert G. Heusinkveld from the University of Wageningen. [more]
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. [more]
The Festival of Weather, Arts and Music (WAM) has found new ways to communicate the beauty and fascination of meteorology thereby enhancing the understanding of weather and climate science by the general public in the United Kingdom. This outstanding initiative has broadened the reach of scientific meteorology and enabled the general public to engage with meteorology in novel ways. [more]
The EMS Young Scientist Award 2015 is awarded to Miguel Potes from the University of Evora, Portugal, for his publication: „Satellite remote sensing of water turbidity in Alqueva reservoir and implications on lake modelling“, M. Potes, M. J. Costa and R. Salgado; Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1623–1633, 2012, www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/16/1623/2012/, doi:10.5194/hess-16-1623-2012. [more]
Prestigious award for outstanding service to the European and international meteorological community and pioneering efforts to make meteorological data freely available. [more]
The EMS Council at its recent Session selected Tanja Cegnar, chair of the EMS Media Team, as the first recipient of the EMS Outstanding Contribution Award. She is honoured for her relentless pursuit of the Media and Communication activities of the Society, ... [more]