We start this edition with sad news: Professor Sergej S. Zilitinkevich, our long-standing convener of the Boundary Layer Session at EMS, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. We will remember him for his deep knowledge of boundary layer meteorology, the energy and passion he displayed in all aspects of his work, and last but not least his unique personality. He was always developing new ideas even in his 80s. Sergej will be remembered as a positive person, always looking forward, eager to find new discoveries out of complicated equations. You may find more on his distinguished career at this obituary.
This edition contains the call for abstracts for the EMS2021 which will be held as an online event in September. Additional items include information about making nominations for prestigious awards, conference grants and the Media Workshop: International Communication on Climate Change.
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Martina Junge, Editor