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Special Issue: Jean-François Geleyn’s work in NWP

Météo et Climat has published a special issue of La Météorologie on the role of Jean-François Geleyn in shaping Numerical Weather Prediction in France and in Europe. The research activities carried out by Jean-François throughout his career, along with personal testimonies of former colleagues and friends, are described in a series of 13 articles in the French language which are made freely available.[more]

Joint International Climate Communiqué

A global community of 43 national meteorological societies and organisations working on climate and sustainability have released a Joint International Climate Communiqué on World Meteorological Day 2021 (23 March). Together they reiterate the critical importance of addressing climate change.[more]

Meteorological Masterclass Series Returns

Anticipating floods, droughts and heatwaves

Following the success of last Autumn’s Meteorological Masterclass Series – Winter Storms in European Weather and Climate, the RMetS announces a second series with the University of Reading, taking place[more]

Call for first use cases: AI for NDM

The newly established Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management aims at building a community of experts and stakeholders to explore current practices and untapped potential in the use of AI to support data, modelling, or communication of natural disaster. First uses cases will be selected at meetings 15-17 March.[more]

AI for Natural Disaster Management

A Focus Group on Artificail Intelligence for Natural Disaster Management (FG-AI4NDM) has been lauched under the auspices of ITU/WMO/UNEP. The focus group is building a community of experts and stakeholders to explore current practices (and untapped potential) in the use of AI to support[more]

Publication: Weather and climate information supporting sustainable development goals

Owing to a lack of understanding, and data being unavailable, unusable or unsuitable, weather and climate information is currently underutilised in Sustainable Development Goal implementation. Improvements are essential in knowledge brokering, clarifying responsibilities, multi-institutional and multi-stakeholder governance arrangements and research on systemic risks and decisions.[more]

EMS Council and General Assembly held online

The EMS Council and General Assembly met on 3 and 9 September 2020, respectively. Normally these meetings are held in conjunction with the yearly EMS conference, but due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions the Bratislava conference was cancelled. The following decisions and actions were agreed:[more]

This was the EMS DigitalMETDialogue

The first EMS online event was organised in collaboration with PRIMET and ECOMET as three webinars on highly relevant topics of the met. and climate community: Open Science, Open Data, with 165 attendees; COVID-19 and Meteorology, with 135 attendees; and Enabling the Weather Enterprise in Europe for the 21st century, with 120 attendees.[more]

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