EMS News

RMetS New President and Vice-Presidents

The Royal Meteorological Society is welcoming Professor David Griggs PhD, FRMetS as the new President of the Society, alongside Professor Lesley Gray, PhD, FRMetS as the new Vice-President and Gary Johnston as the new Vice-President for Scotland. They formally took office on 1 October 2020.[more]

The WeatherPod

The WeatherPod is a unique podcast exploring how weather and climate information is produced and used, and the key role of national and international co-operation in addressing the mounting challenges to life, society and business from extreme weather and climate change.[more]

Apply for the Harry-Otten-Prize 2021

The Harry-Otten-Prize for Innovation in meteorology was created to encourage individuals and groups to propose ideas how meteorology in a practical way can further move society forward. Deadline for applications: 10 March 2021[more]

Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

Shortlist and public voting until 25 September 2020: the 26 finalists of this year’s ‘Weather Photographer of the Year 2020’ have been announced by the RMetS in association with AccuWeather. The vote is closes 25 September at midnight (BST).[more]

WMO competitions and challenges

The World Meteorological Organization has launched three initiatives that are of general interest to the meteorological community: a calendar competition, an weather app award and a the second verifcation challenge.[more]

Second International Verification Challenge

The WMO forecast verification challenge encourages the development of new forecast verification approaches that make use of non-traditional observations. New scores and visualisations are also encouraged.[more]

Young German meteorologists making things happen

The youth chapter of DMG, over the last two years, has organized career fairs, standalone workshops and workshops at conferences. Another focus is the development of an international network of youth chapters from meteorological societies within the EMS. It is planned to contact the various societies …[more]

UPDATE: EMS Digital Dialogue: 8 & 9 September

The EMS will organise a one-day online event on Tuesday, 8 September 2020. Two sessions dedicated to highly-relevant issues around Open Science and Open Data, as well as connections between COVID-19 and meteorology are planned.[more]

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