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The EMS has cancelled EMS2020 due to COVID-19

In view of all uncertainties concerning the spread of COVID-19, travelling limitations, social distancing, etc., the EMS Council has decided to cancel the EMS Annual Meeting due to convene on 7-11 September 2020 in Bratislava. There will be no online conference either.[more]

Young Scientist Awardee: Velle Toll, Estonia

Velle Toll, University of Tartu, Estonia, is the EMS Young Scientist Awardee 2020. He receives the award for his work that significantly improved the understanding of the anthropogenic air pollution particles, clouds and climate.[more]

150 years Hungarian Meteorological Service

The Hungarian Meteorological Service dedicates all year 2020 to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of its foundation. The jubilee year is marked by several important events: issue of a national stamp and coin, press and science conferences, and dedicated publications.[more]

IFMS Webinar: GWE Initiative of WBG & WMO

The IFMS is hosting a webinar, as first of a planned series, on 15 May 2020 at 8:00 am EST (New York Time). The topic of the first webinar will cover the Global Weather Enterprise Initiative (GWE). Registration is required and the number of participants is limited. Find more details ….[more]

ESSL updates April 2020

ESSL Director’s Address Regarding ESSL activities and the Corona virus outbreak: adapting to the new situation, ESSL has postponed a course on Forecasting Convective Storms for Aviation until the autumn; the Convective Storm Dynamics course was held remotely and The ESSL Testbed will continue in online form.[more]

AME Fotoinverno and Meteovideo 2020

Asociación Meteorológica Española (AME) runs a biennial meteo video competition. The winner of Meteovideo’2020 is El cielo afortunaddo, compiled using some spectacular time lapse videos taken on Tenerife Island, Spain, by Roberto Porto Mata.
AME also published the results of its photo competition, “Fotoinvierno’2020[more]

EMS Silver Medal 2020 for Jean Jouzel

This award recognised Jean Jouzel’s fundamental and pioneering scientific contributions to the understanding of paleo, present and future climate processes. Jean Jouzel said “Understanding past climate change provides information relevant to its future. …[more]

42nd Session of the EMS Council

The 42nd session of the EMS Council was held as a video meeting and emphasis was placed on dealing with urgent matters. Other matters will be dealt with by correspondence, delegation to the Bureau or postponement to the September Council meeting. Dominique Marbouty was elected as Vice President, the Memorandum of Understanding between the EMS and the Harry Otten Foundation was approved, …[more]

Engaging the public, private and academic sectors

The WMO Public-Private Engagement Office was established in January 2020 with the aim to follow-up the Geneva Declaration 2019. The Global Weather Enterprise Forum supports the international engagement between the public, private and academic sectors based on a common goal. Both, PPE and GWE Forum, issue newsletters …[more]

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