The Outreach & Communication Award is presented to projects that explore new ways to communicate the science of meteorology, climatology and related fields and its consequences to the general public. The Award is presented in form of a trophy during the EMS Annual Meeting.
Projects or candidates may be proposed by EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members and individual members of EMS Member Societies, individual members of the EMS Council and the Media and Communication Team, or individual members of the select committee.
EMS Outreach and Communication Award 2022 for Extreme WeatherCongress and De Weerman podcast
In 2022, two outstanding projects were honoured with the EMS Outreach and Communication Award: The ExtremeWeatherCongress, Germany, and the Podcast De Weerman, The Netherlands. They both fulfil communication needs on climate issues and are valuable tools to communicate weather and climate information. The contributions keep on living in the internet, and interested people can find them.
Podcast De Weerman
The Podcast De Weerman is an attractive and popular format with an impressive community of followers. It is produced by the Dutch Public Broadcasting Association. “he combination of climate expertise, TV and journalistic expertise are a perfect mixture to communicate difficult facts. Interviews with relevant stakeholders, people involved in weather and climate are lively aspects of communication and relate to experience with all kinds of weather and climate issues reaching from the past to the future.”
The ExtremeWeatherCongress, started in 2006 and taking place ever since, is a huge long-term effort with an extensive press-coverage and alongside presence in media-channels, newspapers and social-networks, widening the interest in conference topics supplemented by comprehensive fact-sheets about the actual state of the climate in general and especially in Germany. It is organized and moderated by Frank Böttcher.