News from EMS Members
The January 2017 edition of the biannual journal of the Italian Meteorological Society UMFVG is now available at the following link: [more]
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. [more]
“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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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 [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]
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]
Jordi Mazon Bueso was elected ACAM-President in spring 2017. He suceeds Joan Bech Rustullet, Professor for Earth Physica at the University of Barcelona.
Jordi Mazon graduated in Physics, completed a Master in Applied Climatology,... [more]
"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]
Carlos Castillejo Balsera is the winner of the AME Meteoreportaje 2016, the contest of the Spanish Meteorological Society, with his report with the title "Momentos". Roberto Porto Mata won the Meteovideo, the AME video competition, with the video "La Ley del cielo".
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]
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]
"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]
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]
The Spanish Meteorologgical Association has announced a new photo feature competition as well as a video competition.
Deadline for both competitions is 31 January 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]
On 17 May 2016 the Portuguese Association of Meteorology and Geophysics (APMG) hosted a debate on the importance of national meteorological and geophysical services, discussing the role of Meteorology and Geophysics in Portugal and the appropriate framework in the State structure. [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 Swiss Society for Meteorology elected Michael Sprenger as new president for a term of four years. He says "The major focus of the SGM in the coming years will be twofold: First, we would like to enthuse young researchers for the SGM activities, ..." [more]
On Friday, 04 March 2016, the public presentation of a certification scheme for Meteorologists and Meteorological Technicians in Italy tool place at the Università degli studi di Bologna. The Associazione Geofisica Italiana (AGI) has been involved from the start in the formulation and development of the scheme.
The Portuguese Association of Meteorology and Geophysics (APMG) has elected Olavo Rasquinho as its new President. He succeeds Luis Pessanha. Sílvia Antunes continues as General Secretary of the Society. [more]
The Società Meteorologica Italiana (SMI) will mark the 150-year anniversary of the society and the Moncalieri weather observatory with a symposium on Friday, 27 November 2015 in at "Carlo Alberto" College in Moncalieri, near Torino. [more]
At the EUMETSAT Satellite Conference held in Toulouse from 21 – 25 September 2015, Jeanette Onvlee (KNMI) and Johannes Schmetz (EUMETSAT) convened a session on ‘Advances in Utilisation of Satellite Data for Nowcasting and Limited Area Modelling’. This session was concluded with a panel discussion entitled ‘Use of Satellite Information in Nowcasting and Short-range Numerical Weather Prediction (SRNWP)’. [more]
The celebrations under the title “A total of 425 Years of Weather Celebration” were held in the frame of the International Conference on Alpine Meteorology in Innsbruck ICAM2015, Austria.
425 years of weather celebration: also the 150-year anniversary of the Austrian weather map and the 125-year anniversary of the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics of the University Innsbruck were commemorated.