Regrettably the EMS Annual Meeting scheduled for September has had to be cancelled because of the impact of COVID-19. However, it is now possible to submit articles about applied meteorology and climatology to the journal Advances in Science and Research (ASR), and for the first time the EMS will cover the page charges for two articles submitted by early-career scientists. In addition, there will be an on-line event dealing with open science and data and the
connections between meteorology and climatic conditions and COVID-19. This edition of the ems-message has items covering both these initiatives.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the EMS Media Awards 2020! In this edition of the ems-message you will also find items dealing with various aspects of further awards presented by the EMS Members and other organisations, as well as items about a student conference (registration is still possible), a new book about the tropics, a photo competition and the agreement that has been signed between the Harry Otten Foundation and the EMS. Thank you to all who have contributed to this edition!
Bob Riddaway, EMS President