News from EMS Members
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.