150 year anniversary of Austrian Meteorological Society ÖGM

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.

First EMS Tromp Award goes to Bert G. Heusinkveld

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.

EMS TV Weather Forecast Award to Martín Barreiro, TVE (Television Española), Spain

Photo Martin Barreiro

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.

EMS Outreach & Communication Award 2015 for the UK Festival of Weather, Arts and Music (WAM)

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.

EMS Journalist Award 2015 for Stéphane Foucart, France

Photo Stéphane Foucart

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.

EMS Young Scientist Award 2015 for Miguel Potes

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.

First EMS Outstanding Contribution Award to Tanja Cegnar

Photo Tanja Cegnar

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, ...