Broadcast Meteorologist Award (until 2020)

This Award was given until 2020. Recognizing and responding to the changing environment of (social) media and societies worldwide, this award was – together with the Media Weather Forecast Award – transformed into a new The EMS Communicating Weather & Climate Award. This award is announced for the first time in 2024, and continued on an annual basis.

Terms of Reference

Name and scope of the Award

The EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award

The EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award is given biennially to honour life achievement of an outstanding European broadcast meteorologist.

Eligibility and Decision Process

A selection committee, consisting of the Chair of the EMS Media Team, a member of the Awards Committee and at least two experts, appointed by the EMS Council on a yearly basis, will decide on who will be the Laureate. The committee will normally work by e-mail.
Candidates may be proposed by:

  • Individual members of the selection committee
  • Individual members of the EMS Council an the Media and Communication Team
  • EMS Member Societies and EMS Associate Members.


The Laureate receives a trophy and is invited to the EMS Annual Meeting. The Laureate is a special guest of the Media Session and travel expenses of the Laureate to attend the EMS Annual Meeting will be covered by the EMS.

Previous Awardees

2010: Bengt Lindström, Sweden

2009: Károly Vissy, Hungary

2008: Bill Giles, United Kingdom

2007: José Antonio Maldonado, Spain